Category Archives: Instructors

Meet the Owner of Phagans: Barbara Climaldi

Phagans School of Hair Design has been around for 75 years. It has a long tradition of excellence. Each and every member of the Phagans team is dedicated to making the learning experience at Phagans fabulous for the students. The … Continue reading

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Phagans Employee of the Month: Patty Drexler

Patty Drexler is a familiar face at our SE campus. She is a Financial Aid Administrator for Phagans SE, and is very much a part of our students academic life by helping them negotiate the task of funding their education. Patty … Continue reading

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Three Phagans Instructors Awarded Master Educators

Congratulations to three staff members of Phagans School of Hair Design. Recently Jerry A. Kallioinen, Nancy Ripp, and Deborah Mathews received their Master Educator certification. Milady’s Career Institute awards this certification to teachers who have successfully completed 12 modules of … Continue reading

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Phagans Instructors and Staff Recognized for Service

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Phagans held a Christmas party at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas during which we honored instructors and staff for their service to our schools: Nancy Ripp: 15 years Betty Maddalena: 10 years Marcy Sharpan: 10 years … Continue reading

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Meet Phagans Instructor Keilee Hoag

Welcome to Phagans Keilee, how long have you been with us? It’s been three and a half months now. How did you get started in this industry? It’s always been a passion. I was involved in dance recitals when I … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jerry Kallioinen, Phagans’ Director of Education

Be willing to make a lifestyle change and don’t get discouraged by the challenges. Continue reading

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Visiting Instructor Profile: Tyler Colton, Hairstylist to the Stars

Learn about Tyler Colton, who will lead a two-day workshop at Phagans for licensed stylists in the Portland area on cutting and styling. Continue reading

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Interview with Nancy Ripp, Director of Education, Phagans Clackamas Campus

I learned a lot about myself…good and bad! I learned that I liked doing hair, and the instructors meant business. I had a good education. It was physically and emotionally taxing – it wasn’t easy. I had to grow up because this was the real world! Continue reading

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