CARE Award – January 2013

Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are proud to announce Kim McKie has been named the January teacher of the month. The Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (CARE) award is given to teachers and staff who excel in educating our children by building a foundation that supports a lifelong love of learning, challenges our children to strive for better and enhances the lives of our children… one student at a time!

Kim was recognized by the BPMS Builder’s Club for “her passion for not only teaching life lessons on disabilities in her elective class, but taking that a step further by bringing both a Goal Ball tournament and a Track and Field event for the visually impared for BPMS students to support.” For several years, Kim and her students have hosted these state-wide events for the visually impaired. Kim (who her students describe as “awesome”) was notified of the honor in front of the same students who will be assisting organizing both events. This recognition is very timely as the annual state Goal Ball tournament will be hosted at BPMS, Friday March 1st.

For her recognition, Kim received a plaque courtesy of Canby Kiwanis and was able to select from a variety of contributions from The Human Bean, Cutsforth’s Thriftway, The Place to Be, Rice Time, Wild Hare Saloon, Snap fitness, Canby Cinemas, Total body Pilates, Puddin’ River Chocolates, Marcie Campbell @ Park Avenue Salon, and Canby Grand Central Station.