During these unprecedented times – The Temple has dedicated their attention & resources not only to providing safe, quality education – but to innovating the way education is delivered to their cosmetology students.
“Distance Education has been a very interesting experience. I believe that the Temple has done a fantastic job with getting us the knowledge we need in such a difficult time. I appreciate all of the extra time I have been able to spend with my son because of distance education” – Kaitlin Baldwin, Temple Annapolis Visionary & FP Enrolled during the height of lockdown .
“I was halfway through the program when we had to go to distance and while it was an adjustment at first – I immediately became obsessed with the influx of education I was able to receive online – not to mention a little jealous of core classes coming in on distance ed! The opportunity to learn the base fundamentals with Paul Mitchell online really does change the game when you start doing more hands on. I wish I had that opportunity!” – Autumn Reid, COVID Graduate
The Temple continues to innovate the way that Future Professionals receive their education as we move into the unknown of 2021; the newest innovation coming to both campuses early January being our Zoom Rooms.
“A Zoom Room is defined as a dedicated space in a building where a combination of cameras, controllers, and audio visual are all connected together to create a seamless experience between a meeting host and attendees.”. – Paul Mitchell Schools
These rooms were created to provide the best hybrid and virtual distance education experience for Future Professionals featuring top of the line technology – including professional LED lighting , 360 degree high definition cameras placed around the classroom for optimum views & premium audio for maximum digestion and minimum distraction. These rooms will allow for ideal collaboration between Future Professionals and our Learning Leaders no matter where they are and we’re excited to continue to provide premium education to our Future Professionals.
Distance education at The Temple has been so much of a success that moving forward the curriculum will permanently include a portion of distance education – a move that speaks volumes to the quality of education being provided by the Temple.
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit and the public was forced self-quarantine, many learning institutions were left paralyzed.
The Temple Frederick was not one of them.
In an abundance of caution, we’d been monitoring COVID-19 and planning for distance learning weeks ahead of schedule. Our education division had reevaluated and adapted the curriculum and put the steps in place to make the necessary changes to not only offer the theory curriculum but also the practical learning virtually. The result was a virtually seamless transition to distance learning.
Due to this preparation, The Temple Frederick and The Temple Annapolis were the only cosmetology schools in the state given permission to offer theory and practical education affording the opportunity for enrolled students to retain all of their hours and continue their education without interruption.
“The leaders of this school along with learning leaders and support staff are avidly committed to providing our students with a solid foundation for entering the beauty profession. We pride ourselves on staying abreast of industry trends and teaching the most up-to-date techniques in a real world environment even during this crisis,” said Charles Riser co-owner of the schools.
“We’re doing everything we can to ensure an excellent experience for them,” added Sharon Riser co-owner. “We’ve increased the opportunity to expose them to expert guest artists and specialty classes on both a local and national level as well as providing curbside pickup for remote tools and supply packages.”
Not only have Temple students been able to stay the course of their education, they’ve also been treated to a plethora of new and added benefits as well.
In addition to core practical work, additional advancement lectures and specialty classes have been offered as well as themed classes, contests, certifications and business and salon management practical applications.
A Student’s Perspective
I am beyond grateful that I made the decision to enroll at The Temple. You guys have gone above and beyond with this situation we now find ourselves in. I brag about how organized and quickly this process was set up. You did not miss a step and I can only imagine how much work it took to get the coursework adapted and done so professionally.
Learning tonight with our latest guest artist Winn Claybaugh, I was almost in tears at how lucky I am to have a school that cares SO much. I know if I would have chosen a different school I would be in a much different and stressful situation right now.
I am beyond proud to tell people I am a future professional at The Temple Frederick. In the past five weeks I feel you guys have done so many things to make our lives easier that you didn’t have to but WANTED to.
As much as this quarantine has shifted so many lives, I am confident that I will be talking about my school experience for the rest of my life. You have given us opportunities we would never get anywhere else. And a bonus- I have noticed my children are seeing my hard work and they are learning to adapt to changes too. I can tell they are proud of me and this means more to me than anything in the world!!!!
– Tracy Vail, Future Professional, Temple Frederick
Meet #TEMPLEFREDERICK fab five. From left to right they are: Karleigh, Jess, Hunter, Ally and Erin.
Parts of this friendship started before coming to cosmetology school but the life long bond started at The Temple. Hunter and Karleigh have known each other since kindergarten, Hunter also worked with Ally at Pizza Hut, Karleigh and Ally have been friends for three years then they met Erin and Jess when they started school.
Karleigh persuaded Ally to come to cosmetology school. Then on the first day, Hunter saw Karleigh and Ally sitting in Core with him! What they all like about being Temple Future Professionals is building on their friendship because there’s just something about being up to your elbows in color, cholesterol, and working through theory classes together that strengthens any bond. Karleigh added that she also likes the freedom to be creative.
What they like the least is having very little free time between school and work.
Advice they all would share collectively to people with a passion for the beauty industry but ready to start school is:
- “Just do it, I came by myself, I didn’t know anyone and I made friends. It’s scary and I’m super shy but it’s worth it.” – Erin
- “If you’re passionate about it, remember it and why you wanted to start in the first place. – Karleigh
- “People give a lot of hairdressers crap for doing it because they think they don’t make money but. It’s not true.” – Erin
So far as their ‘weird’ talents go, they all agreed that Erin is really fast and can jump very high. (when you see Erin, ask her to run, jump, and tap, her heels together – it’s impressive!)
They also agreed that Jess and Ally are talented at easily leaving eyebrow prints on arms.
The fab five suggests that someone should come to The Temple because the education they have received is far more than just preparing for the state board exams; they’ve gotten to learn so many other subjects and they’ve been able to meet/network a variety of beauty industry super stars.
Practical advice they all shared (boldly) for Future Professionals just starting their journey at The Temple:
- Don’t miss hours, come to school everyday, listen in theory, don’t be disrespectful to the Learning Leaders, stay on top of your worksheets, AND remember you didn’t make the investment to come to school to slack off!
Oh! And did you ask about their favorite Learning Leaders?! Rickki, Liz, and LeeAnn!
We are so happy this group found their passion and expanded their friendship at Temple Frederick.
Recently, our Temple Frederick School owners, Charles and Sharon Riser, were featured in the Frederick News Post in an article explaining the new kids on the block entering the workforce – Generation Z (Gen Z).
“We’re really curious to see where Gen Z is when they’re in their 30s,” he said. “As a boss, the first thing you look at when someone has a resume is ‘Oh, my God, they’ve had 10 jobs in 10 years,’ and you’re like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on?’” Bosses have to start rethinking that mindset, though, because changing jobs frequently is the new normal for the younger workforce.”It doesn’t make them bad employees,” Riser said. “They’re not getting fired. They’re simply choosing to figure out where they want to go.” To stay at their job, younger employees want more communication and feedback from their superiors. They also want a leader instead of a boss.”They want to be guided,” Riser said. “They’ll follow you, but they have to believe in you.”
Read the full article by following the this link. also featured on U.S. News & World Report