Did you know that every year Milady and the American Association of Cosmetology Schools sponsor an Educator of the Year award? That’s right, a national award for educators in the beauty and wellness industry!
The N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year award is presented at the CEA Conference. This year the conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV! The winner of the award will receive CEA registration, airfare, lodging and $2,500! This award is given to one educator each year who has exhibited the most significant contribution toward upgrading professional standards of educational excellence, particularly within the areas of student involvement during the immediate past year. The Educator of the Year is innovative and finds creative ways to make sure their students learn and be successful.
Do you work with an educator who goes above and beyond? How about yourself? If so, why not nominate them (or yourself) for this prestigious award? To do so, simply go to this website https://www.milady.cengage.com/educatoroftheyear.asp and click on the educator of the year application button. If you are an educator in cosmetology, barbering, nail technology or esthetics, have at least 3 years of experience and are currently employed, you can be nominated. It doesn’t matter what type of school or what product you use to teach… ALL INSTRUCTORS can apply! Take a look at last year’s winner Ida McLean.
Will you be next? What are you waiting for? Apply today! The deadline is May 1st.
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.