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Work experience

May 1987Present

Salon owner/Stylist

Invision Salon

Created Invision salon, as my vision to create a pleasant work environment for not only clients but staff to flourish and grow.

My mission statement is....In Vision the possibilities.

Aug 2010Present

Cosmetology Teacher

Whitmer High School Career and Technology Center

Becoming a teacher in Cosmetology allows me to impart my knowledge and passion, to students as to the many benefits and opportunities this field has to offer.

My position as the Junior Cosmetology teacher began with completely rebuilding the program, this involved teaching both practical skills as well as theory. I have developed many methods for both of these areas and am always searching for ways to improve and solidify the knowledge necessary to complete not only licensure but to become successful.

Technology is an important part of my classroom, incorporating many different methods, including Today's class, Ohio Means Jobs, Socratives, and Glogster.  I have grown in application of many types of formative assessments for students as well allowing for increased retention of needed information.

My students also enjoy giving back to the community with many service projects which contribute to their growth as responsible adults in the future..

I have also grown many different programs for the Senior program as well, allowing for greater growth.  Some of these included, preparation for competition with Skills USA, recreating in great detail the Senior project which includes all areas of building a salon from the ground up.  Feeling strongly about the great benefits of Internships I was able to create a handbook for the students with all required State Board as well as school required documentation and guidelines for the student.

Because of circumstances the prior year I was also able to teach the Senior program requirements, going forward giving me the knowledge to be able to teach both the Junior and Senior programs. This also allowed me the experience of all State Board requirements regarding documentation and submission of all materials related to testing and beyond.


Aug 2010May 2012

Bachelors of Career and Technical Education

University of Toledo

Received a Bachelors of Career and Technical education, from The University of Toledo. While achieving this goal concurrently began teaching at Whitmer Career and Technical School as the Junior instructor.

Jun 1988Jun 1989

Managing Cosmetology License

Toledo Academy of Beauty

I first pursued obtaining my Nail technician license which I completed first, I loved the industry so I returned immediately to complete recieving my full Cosmetology License.