Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TMA Offers $5,000 Cash Prize to Outstanding Teacher

/PRNewswire/ -- The Turnaround Management Association, the premier nonprofit organization representing the corporate restructuring industry, is accepting applications for the 2010 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.

The program recognizes K-12 classroom teachers who have changed students' lives and the communities where they teach. Established in 2004 with a grant from the John Wm. Butler Foundation, Inc., the award is named in honor of Leslie Bender Butler and Cindy Butler Cooley, relatives of a former TMA chairman and teachers who collectively have spent more than 50 years influencing children's lives.

TMA will award a $5,000 cash stipend and cover travel and lodging expenses for one teacher to attend the TMA 2010 Spring Conference, April 20-22, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York, NY. Entries are due February 1.

Nominees must:
-- Be licensed and active elementary or secondary (K-12) school teachers
-- Teach at an accredited public or private school
-- Have at least five years of teaching experience
-- Have taught the equivalent of 20 hours per week (based on at least a
nine-month academic calendar year) for at least five of the prior
seven years

Guidelines, entry forms and lists of previous winners are available at http://www.turnaround.org/About/Awards.aspx.

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