TMA Offers $5,000 Cash Prize to Outstanding TeachersBy Teachers.Net News Desk
Turnaround Management Association, the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to corporate restructuring and turnaround management, is accepting entries through May 2 for the 2011 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.
Established in 2004 with a grant from the John Wm. Butler
Foundation Inc., the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching
Awards Program honors teachers who have demonstrated their
capacity to change the outcome of students’ lives and the
communities where they teach. The program is named in
honor of Leslie Bender Butler and Cindy Butler Cooley,
relatives of a past TMA chairman who collectively have
spent more than 50 years as teachers, and recognizes the
central role that teaching has in the life of the
TMA administers the program and provides partial funding through the TMA Cornerstone Board-designated Endowment, which supports research and education in the corporate restructuring industry.
The award consists of a $5,000 cash prize and covers
transportation and lodging for the TMA 2011 Annual
Convention, October 25-27, in San Diego, California. TMA
will award two prizes.
Nominees must meet the following qualifications:
•Be currently licensed and active elementary or secondary
(K-12) classroom teachers
•Teach at an accredited public or private school
•Possess at least five years of teaching experience
•Have instructed students the equivalent of 20 hours per
week during 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 www.turnaround.orgAboutAwards.aspx.
Chicago-based TMA has more than 9,000 members in 47
regional chapters, including turnaround practitioners,
attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture
capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters