The Cosmetology Educators of America (CEA) named Wendy Spangler, an educator at Brio Academy of Cosmetology in Meridien, CT, as the N.F. Cimaglia Cosmetology Educator of the Year at the association’s 13th annual convention in Las Vegas.
The award is co-sponsored by CEA and the Milady Career Institute and recognizes the individual who has made the most significant contribution toward upgrading professional standards of educational excellence, particularly in the area of student involvement, during the past year.
“I believe that the students educate the educator,” said Ms. Spangler. “The educator is grateful for the opportunity to stand in a room full of learners who may not have a positive outlook on life. I am grateful for the opportunity to influence these individuals in life skills, as well as in cosmetology skills.”