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AMTA Announces 2018 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Recipient

Barbara "Bobbi" Junod, AMTA 2018 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Recipient

The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) congratulates Barbara "Bobbi" Junod as the 2018 recipient of its Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award.

Bobbi Junod

Bobbi Junod is a massage therapy instructor at the Lexington Academy of Healing Arts in Lexington, Kentucky, having retired as Director of Education in 2015 to focus on teaching. She holds a Master of Arts degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University.

Those who nominated her for the award describe her in many ways. "When I think of Bobbi Junod, it is very easy for me to see her as a role model." "She made students feel heard and understood even in their mistakes and self-perceived failures." "She radiates passion for health and wellness and maintains a constant positive state of mind."

"We are delighted to recognize Bobbi for her outstanding contributions to massage therapy education," said AMTA President Joan Nichols. "She has demonstrated a career-long commitment to teaching and clearly has shown the type of approach to massage therapy education that merits the Jerome Perlinksi Teacher of the Year Award."

Each year, AMTA presents the Teacher of the Year Award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and a commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy. This award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader.

Junod will receive her award at the AMTA 2018 National Convention in Washington, DC.

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