“The performance of your students is a portrait of your work. Are you willing to autograph the portrait?”
What a great reminder for all of us. As a cosmetologist, nail tech or esthetician, the quality of work can be seen through the client’s hair, skin or nails. But what about as an educator? The quality of our work is seen in our students. There is a great concept I’ve heard various people share before, “we aren’t successful until you are.” As an educator, that is so true. We aren’t successful until our students are. I realize that we may not reach 100% of our students, but we certainly want to try to reach the majority. Remember, they have your signature on them!
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.