CARE Award – December 2015

Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are pleased to announce Adam Gingerich has been named the December educator of the month. The Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (C.A.R.E.) award is given to teachers and staff who excel in educating students by building a foundation that supports a lifelong love of learning.

Adam Gingerich is a 5th grade teacher at Eccles Elementary and was nominated for his innovative, experiential teaching approach. He strives for excellence in his teaching and with his students. Adam goes above and beyond to create lessons using innovative tools that help kids connect their learning with real life experiences. He encourages students to be problem solvers. He implements incentives such as an award for the best mistake of the day. Students are excited to learn and cannot wait to get to school every day to find out what learning adventure awaits!

For his recognition, Mr. Gingerich received a plaque courtesy of Canby Kiwanis and can select from a variety of contributions from local businesses. These include The Wild Hare, The Place to Be Café, Cutsforth Thriftway, Rice Time, Back Stop Bar & Grill, Pudding River Chocolates, Canby Telcom, Columbia Bank, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Ultimate Team Spirit.

If you know a staff member you feel positively impacts the lives of students in Canby School District, please take the time to nominate them! Nomination forms are available online through the Canby School District website ( or the Canby Kiwanis ( website. For more information, please call 503-266-0004.