Cynthia Ribeiro, AMTA 2017 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Recipient
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About the Award
Who Inspires You? This award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader.
Jerome Perlinski is remembered for his recognition of the gifts and talents of others and his ability to bring out their best. A consumer and advocate of massage therapy who was not a practitioner, Jerome held a doctorate in the history of ideas from St. Louis University.
He was a widely experienced teacher and lecturer whose committed work helped raise training standards, improve teaching methods and educate massage practitioners about the importance of ethical, professional behaviors. When colleagues remember Jerome, they use words like inspired, passionate, motivating, principled and exceptional.