Congratulations to the 2020 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year winner, Keryl Reid Rabideau. Keryl was presented with the award last weekend at the 26th Annual CEA Convention which took place as a virtual event this year.
Keryl is an educator at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. Her enthusiasm, passion and student engagement both in the classroom and in this remote environment, stood out among the many quality applicants that were received.
The annual N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year is an award given each year to one who has exhibited significant contributions toward upgrading professional standards of educational excellence, particularly within the areas of student involvement. All instructors who are currently employed and have a minimum of 3 years of experience are eligible for nomination.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.