Welcome to the next relationship we need to discuss. We have talked about our relationship with
students and co-workers. Now it is time to look at our relationship with our
supervisors or employers.
This relationship must work to ensure that the mission of the school is
met. Support their leadership and what
they must do in their position.
Just like with our fellow educators we don’t want to complain or talk
smack about the owners. They have a
tough job to do. It isn’t easy owning a
school or running a school. They have
responsibilities that we may not be aware of.
Our role is to work with them effectively so that we can meet the
needs of the students and make the school a success.
Here are 10 steps to follow in creating a positive relationship with
Set high standards
for professional performance
Pay close attention
and accurate reports
detect errors and correct them or notify the appropriate personnel
in starting and following through
Be a problem solver
clearly and concisely
Develop and convey
requirements of the job descriptions
What can you do to improve your relationship with your supervisor?
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.