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Nominations Open for Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award

Nominate an exceptional educator!

Do you know of an instructor who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy? Nominate them for the AMTA 2016 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award.

Each year, AMTA presents the award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy. Nominations close December 31

When thinking of who to nominate, consider the question Who Inspires You? Submit your nomination for an instructor at an AMTA member massage therapy school.

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About the Award

The award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader. He 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.

The 2015 award recipient, Dr. Annie Morien of Florida School of Massage, was announced in April and recognized at the AMTA 2015 National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Kim K., AMTA member since 2003

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