Larsen: Congratulations to National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson</A

Apr 26, 2007


Washington, D.C. - Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) attended the White House ceremony today honoring National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, a music teacher at the Monte Cristo Elementary School in Granite Falls, Washington. Larsen released the following statement:

“When I visited Andrea Peterson’s classroom, each and every one of her students was engaged and excited about learning. Ms. Peterson teaches more than just music appreciation.  She helps her students bring music to life.”

“Ms. Peterson is an exceptional teacher. She is not only a leader in the classroom, but in the school district and the community as a whole.  Her leadership helped transform a handful of old and broken instruments into a top notch, interdisciplinary music program that encourages students to compose their own music and perform in the community.”

“I congratulate Ms. Peterson for winning this prestigious national award.”