CARE Award - June 2018


May CARE Award Winner Announced

June CARE Award Winner Announced


Canby Kiwanis and the Canby Business Community are pleased to announce the following Canby Area Recognition of Excellence (C.A.R.E.) Award recipient:

Troy Soles, English Teacher at Canby High School and Past-President of Canby Education Association.

CHS Principal Greg Dinse nominated Troy to receive the award. "Creative and supportive, Mr. Soles fosters an inviting classroom of respect where all students are safe and can take risks academically and socially," wrote Dinse.

"He doesn’t 'manage' students. He leads them through the curriculum and helps them authentically engage with activities in a manner where students enjoy tasks rather than just work through assignments," continued Dinse. "Mr. Soles’ enthusiasm for teaching and positive energy are the key factors that promote many students to perform and exceed expectations"

Troy also just wrapped up his tenure as President of the Teachers' Union, the Canby Education Association. Dinse also acknowledged his dedication in that role.

"A proactive, problem solver, he works closely with school and district staff to address school improvement and areas of concern. His efforts on behalf of students and staff have contributed greatly in improving communications and creating a collaborative professional culture at our school," explained Dinse.

Congratulations, Troy.

A special thank you to the sponsors of this award – without their generosity this community recognition opportunity wouldn't be possible. Thank you to: Canby Kiwanis, Columbia Bank, DirectLink, The Wild Hare, Back Stop Bar & Grill, Rice Time, The Human Bean, Cutsforth's Thriftway, Gwynn's Coffee House, and Team Spirit.

If you know a teacher, counselor, coach or support staff that has made a difference in your life, the life of a child, or in our community, consider a CARE Award nomination.