Educator of the Year

What is the N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award?

The annual N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and Milady. It is a prestigious award 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.

Who Qualifies?

Nominees must be currently employed and have at least three (3) years of active employment as an educator in the beauty and wellness industry. Nominees must be able to provide evidence of significant contributions to educational excellence during the immediate past year.

What is the Prize?

The recipient will receive $2,500 and registration, airfare and hotel accommodations to the 2022 CEA Convention, courtesy of Milady.

The application is now open for the 2022 award and the deadline for all nominations is May 23, 2022. This year’s winner will be announced during the CEA Convention this July. The Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by Milady and AACS.

Please note: While Milady is proud to be the primary sponsor of this award, it is not required for nominees to teach using Milady-based curriculum in their school. ALL INSTRUCTORS from ALL SCHOOLS are welcome to apply as long as they meet the aforementioned criteria.

Past Winners