Congratulations to the 2019 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the
Year winner, Shaunna Deal. Shaunna was
presented with the award last month at the 25th Annual CEA conference
in Las Vegas, NV.
Shaunna is an educator at Elaine Steven Beauty College in
St. Louis, MO. Her enthusiasm, passion
and student engagement stood out among the many quality applicants that were
The N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year is an award given each year at the CEA conference. All instructors who are currently employed and have a minimum of 3 years of experience are eligible for nomination. For more information on the award, click here.
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.