Kathy Levandoski – 2016
Valparaiso High School
Kathy Levandoski earned a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (graduating Summa Cum Laude) where she was a three sport athlete. She later earned a Master’s degree in Education from Purdue University (Calumet Campus). After earning her Bachelor’s degree, Kathy returned to Northwest Indiana and became the first Athletic Trainer for Kankakee Valley High School. She then returned to her alma mater, Valparaiso High, to become one of the first full time Athletic Trainers at the school and has served for over 30 years. A special education teacher, coach of several sports, her commitment to the student athletes she cares for has been unmatched. She received a Recognition of Valor from the city of Valparaiso for her actions during the slashing attack at VHS. Kathy was inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, and was awarded the IATA Professional Excellence in 2015.