Cat Peterson Award

...go above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for their students and profession...

Cat Peterson Award for Courage in the Profession recognizes Teachers United Teachers who put themselves at risk to go above and beyond the call of duty in advocating for students and the profession.

In 2015, then Clover Park High School science teacher, Cat Peterson intervened when a police officer was assaulting a student.  Subsequently, she faced retaliatory prosecution from the City of Lakewood.

The award was created in her honor in 2015 and continues to bear her name.


Cat Peterson Award Recipients 

2015 Catherine Peterson

2016 Sara Ketelsen

2017 Monique LeTourneau

 2018 Sarah Nainby