Office Knies goes above and beyond on everything that he touches. I will mention something that is not mentioned in the other posts. There are a handful of kids that have a tough time and need a lot of support. Given his position, personality and caring attitude, they have gravitated to him. If you were not in the office to see this you would never know it, but they take a lot of his time and attention. Obviously he is very busy and has stuff cooking on all of the burners, but I have never seen him turn one of these kids away when they needed to sit with him for a bit and talk. He gives his time to them unselfishly and I don't think that they ever feel like they are bothering him.
Wonderful guy and huge addition to the high school and corporation.
Congrats Jason you are a positive influence and make our school and community a safer place. From SRO to bus driver you make an impression on the little ones who are looking up to you. We are lucky to have you in our buildings as well as on the bus. Thanks for taking care of our kiddos.
Jason is awesome! He brings a sense of security that makes us all feel safe. He is always willing to come into the classroom to talk to the kids about safety and his line of work. He is extremely easy to work with and is a very caring individual. He works hard to make sure everyone feels safe.
Thanks for all that you do for us! You always have a smile on your face and are quick with a compliment or a quick word of encouragement. We're lucky to have you working with our staff and students. Congratulations!!
You are a tremendous leader and take on duties far beyond the time and effort usually required of a school resource officer. You always seem to be hard at work providing support to our teachers, students, and administrators before, during, and after school. The students appreciate your diligence to protect them and our school. You have been a wonderful addition to our school since you were hired!
Jason is a leader inside and outside of the school buildings. He leads by example modeling appropriate behavior for students and adults. He is a valuable asset to our community.
Jason is such a positive role model to all of our students! The kids are beyond excited to learn from him during DARE class. We are so fortunate to have such a caring and professional officer in our school system and community!
Jason is amazing working with kids. He works tirelessly to keep our schools safe. I have rarely worked with someone as dedicated and professional. Our community schools are lucky to have him here. He is a life changer every day.
Officer Knies is such an asset to our school corporation! He is always calm, cool, and collected and can put anyone at ease. Jason can connect with students of all ages and is willing to put in the time and effort to build those relationships. He is definitely deserving of this award!
Jason is a wonderful presence at Jasper High School. He has been instrumental in helping me start an archery program here by volunteering his time and kindness.
Officer Knies has brought a sense of security and safety to our schools. I feel he has brought a sincere concern to our kids and faculty in his day to day responsibilities. It is great having such a committed SRO in our school corporation. His positive attitude and high energy is also some great qualities to have in a SRO.
Jason is a great resource to Jasper High School. He serves as a resource counselor, bus driver, and above all as a positive mentor for our students. Thanks for all you do Jason!
Jason is an example of a genuinely good person. He always has a smile on his face, and somehow, he never seems stressed! (Which is amazing given his position and the jobs he is asked to do on a daily basis.) He's always kind and respectful to everyone he encounters, and I believe the students see that, which means they're comfortable talking to him. The job he and his colleagues (like Glenn Buechlin) do for our students and schools is nothing short of spectacular.
Jason, Congrats on your nomination! I have always enjoyed seeing Jason interact with the students at Tenth Street through the DARE program. He does a great job teaching and leading. He has done so much for GJCS. We are blessed to have him!
Jason excels in making connections and making himself readily available when a situation arises. When we've had to call upon his support with special education students exhibiting out of control behaviors, he is always willing to lend a hand and assesses the situation in a calm and professional manner to instill safety for all involved. Our staff and students are beyond blessed to have him on our side on a daily basis.
The boys and girls of Greater Jasper Schools have no greater friend than Officer Jason Knies. He projects both passion and compassion toward helping families in our school community. We are blessed to have a man like Officer Knies protecting each of us and serving the needs of our children.
He is always has a smile, and is ready to lead a helping hand.
Jason is amaze man, he always have the best attitude in all his roll and always show the best of him,
very professional all the time.l
He is always willing to help other all the time.
I think he is the best
He is one of the best. He can relate to all students ,peers and colleagues. He was a great athlete as he was a star wrestler for Forest Park High School. He was an Asst. Wrestling Coach at Jasper High School where he was an important cog to the winning tradition. The team, with his guidance, won many Sectionals, Conferences, and Tournaments as well as Individuals excelling to the state level. He is always upbeat and willing to help others at all times. He would be the best pick for the Life Changer of the year!
I work with your mom at Memorial Hospital. She’s so proud of all of your accomplishments including the work you do at JHS. I appreciate all you do for the students and staff at JHS. Congratulations on this well deserved award!
Congratulations on this award! We appreciate all you do for the students and staff! We are blessed to have you keeping everyone informed and safe! Hope you have a great school year!
Congratulations on the well deserved award! You were not only a friend to my son Kale but a mentor as well. He talked non stop about you since the day he went to lunch with you. You will always be forever in our hearts for all you have done for him. Thanks for being a role model, mentor and mostly a friend to all the kids. GJHS is so fortunate to have you at their school. We greatly appreciate everything you have done for the kids.
As a school social worker, I've worked with Jason on several difficult situations. He is always respectful and helpful. He's always willing to answer questions or assist in whatever arises. He has a team player attitude where no job is below him. He is truly an asset to our school corporation.
As a parent, it is awesome to have my kids come home and talk about Officer Knies and his interaction with the students. He is truly making a difference in kids lives. While the need for resource officers in schools came from something tragic, their impact on youth is great! Jason is a great mentor and role model. I'm glad that we have Officer Knies to show our students a positive example of law enforcement.
Congratulations Jason on your nomination! MUCH DESERVED!!! Thank you for your service!
Way to go Jason thank you for keeping jp straight and narrow last year in school and hope you don't have to do it again this coming year ..
We are so fortunate to have Jason in our schools with all the distractions that can cause kids to go down the wrong road. Congrats to him on a well deserved award!!
I have the privilege of working with Officer Knies at GJCS. He goes above and beyond for all the students and staff at Greater Jasper Schools. Jason always has a smile on his face and a kind word to say, he is a wonderful role model for our youth. I can't think of anyone more deserving. Keep up the good work!
Your a great man and a family guy. I amean glad to know him as a person. Keep up the great work jason
The Best of The Best.
Jason is an outstanding person who goes above and beyond for the students of GJCS and staff. Jason’s compassion for students is unwavered. Jason is deserving of any and all recognition that he is awarded. Great job Jason and keep up the great work for Greater Jasper Schools.
I am so incredibly proud of Jason and his love for what he does. He doesn't see it as a job, he sees it as a privilege and opportunity to support and be a role model for young individuals. He goes above and beyond and wants students live their best life in a safe and fun environment. He is dedicated, always encouraging, and supportive of everyone he encounters to help them in a time of need and/or to reach their highest potential. Congratulations, Jason! There's no one more deserving of this award.
Thank you, Jason, for all you do! The students love having you in the building and spending time with them at lunch, recess or wherever. You are a wonderful role model for them!
Officer Knies is a true asset to our school system and community. We are very honored that he is making a difference with our students. He always has the best for students in mind, and for that, we are so thankful!
So deserving! He is an awesome SRO, friend, mentor and all-around wonderful role model for our high school kids! Always goes above and beyond and so kind!
Well deserved nomination!
Jason has done speaking engagements and presentations in my classroom, and with the programs that I have, for several years. He is always willing to help educate our youth on the importance of safety, staying away from substance abuse, and being responsible for oneself. He is an excellent role model and motivator. Jason has an wonderful relationship with our students; he makes them feel important, cared for, and safe. He is very deserving of this award!
It has been wonderful getting to know Jason as a friend and colleague. He treats students and staff with respect and possesses a wealth of knowledge. Given that we now have a designated Transportation director for the district, we are excited about the possibility of Jason spending even more time at JHS!