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AMTA announces Teacher of the Year award

Jan. 17, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is happy to announce that it has chosen Rick Garbowski of the Georgia Massage School as the recipient of the 2013 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award.

January 18, 2013  By Massage Therapy Canada

statement from the nomination of Garbowski for the award indicates some of the
reasons he was chosen.  “One of the key things that clearly illustrates to
me his qualification for this award is his unique ability to find creative ways
to simplify concepts and truly understand where the students are coming from
when they ask questions. I have seen him repeatedly find new and innovative
ways to revise long‐established teaching principles and concepts in ways that are
far more useful and viable for the students.”

year, AMTA presents this award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who
demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high standards of
education in massage therapy.  The award is officially presented during
the AMTA National Convention.  The award honors the memory of Jerome
Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader.


Perlinski is remembered for his recognition of the gifts and talents of others
and his ability to bring out their best. 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.

American Massage Therapy Association is the largest non-profit, professional
association for massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. 
The association is directed by volunteer leadership elected by the membership
and fosters ongoing, member involvement through its 51 chapters.  AMTA
works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of
fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public
education on the benefits of massage.  The association actively promotes
its members to the public and potential employers. 

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