May 18, 2020 / / News

Temple Frederick Ensures Thriving Cosmetology Education During Pandemic

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

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