Each year, AMTA – MN presents this award to an instructor in a member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy.
About the Award
This award is given on a chapter level. However, Recipients on the Chapter level may be honored at a National Level.
Who Inspires You? This award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader. Winner of the Chapter Teacher of the Year will be submitted for the Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award given by National AMTA.
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