Career Educators Alliance

CEA is the only national organization developed for cosmetology educators by cosmetology educators – their national network of motivated educators are true innovators, developing their classrooms into stimulating learning centers and interacting with other highly professional educators.

American Income Life Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit

AIL offers at no cost to all CEA members a $2,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit. In addition, CEA participants are also eligible for a Health Service Discount Program and Child Safety Kits.

Discounted registration to CEA Annual Convention

As the only convention geared towards Cosmetology educators, this two and a half day convention offers classes in motivation, leadership, teaching methods, improving student communication and discipline in the classroom, as well as technical sessions to refine your skills.

MemberLink

As a CEA subscriber, you’ll have your own login to MemberLink, where you’ll have a variety of resources right at your fingertips, including: AACS By-Laws, Admissions questionnaire sample, educational tools, financial aid documents, Human Resource forms, sample legal forms, management tools, and marketing materials. Login here.

“Educator of the Year” opportunity

The annual N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by AACS 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.

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Quarterly Magazine – BeautyLink

This magazine is full of articles just for cosmetology educators, providing teaching tips, trends, classroom management information and more in each issue. An online version is also sent to all CEA members who provide their email addresses. See the current issue…

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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 members of CEA who are currently employed, have at least three years of active employment as a cosmetology educator and can provide evidence of significant contributions to educational excellence during the immediate past year. 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.

What is the prize?

The recipient will receive a complimentary CEA Annual Convention registration, roundtrip airfare and lodging for the convention, $2,500 cash, and other prizes courtesy of Milady.

2019 Educator of the Year Winner

Shaunna Deal

Elaine Steven Beauty College

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Past Winners

2018 – David Jones-Estrella

2017 – Shannon Cousineau

2016 – Ida McLean

2015 – Deanna Beaver

2014 – Wendi Ingalls

2013 – Kathy Emery

2012 – Melea Blakely

2011 – Patti Black

2010 – Jacqueline Munoz

2009 – Marcia Bird

2008 – Laura Wallman

2007 – Wendy Spangler

2006 – Danny Austin

2005 – Myssi Goldsmith

2004 – Melony Gaudlip

2003 – Lisa Galloway

2002 – Edith Hall

2001 – Iraida Nieves

2000 – Laureida Smith

1999 – Jonathon Nupp

1998 – Tammy Hingtgen

1997 – Kathy Stubblefield

1996 – Fran Brown

1995 – Jerri Dillingham