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The AMTA 2017 School Summit, February 23-24 in historic Boston, Massachusetts, features high quality educational programming designed to strengthen your school, your career and your students.

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Brent Jackson

Student Career Success

Brent is the academic program manager for massage therapy at Central Carolina Technical College and curriculum specialist for health sciences programs. He is an award recipient for the 2016 SC Technical Education Association Teacher of the Year. Education includes BS in Workforce Education and Development from SIU and post-graduate work in IDS. 

Tara McManaway

Developing Core Supervision Competencies in Entry Level Education

Tara McManaway, M. Div., CAGS, LCPC, LMT (MD, WV), is a professor in the health sciences division and the massage therapy program coordinator at the College of Southern Maryland She has more than thirty years of experience as a practitioner with licenses in counseling and supervision and massage therapy.

Susan Salvo

The First Five Days: Creating a Culture of Academic Success

Susan Salvo is a board certified massage therapist with more than 30 years of experience. She is the principal instructor at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, has written several massage textbooks and is pursuing a doctorate in education. Susan speaks at events across the country and is passionate about massage therapy and massage education.

Angie Myer

From Teaching to Learning: Competency-Based Assessments

Angie is the director of accreditation for the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). She has been an educator/administrator for 23 years and has been in the massage field since 2002. She has bachelors and masters degrees in education, specializing in competency-based curriculum development and teacher training. She has worked in public schools, community colleges and private massage schools.

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