Category Archives: Staff

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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Who’s That Photo-Bombing Bombshell?

If you pay attention to the Phagans Facebook page, you will see one person, more than any other, end up in many of the photos. You can’t miss Miss Betty striking a pose with her hand on her hip and a … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Brandy Mendez

We are proud to welcome new staff member Brandy Mendez, who is a new instructor at our Clackamas location. How old were you when you became interested in the beauty industry? I always liked doing hair. I was always messing … 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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Barbara Climaldi: Looking Back on 2012, Looking Forward to 2013

It’s amazing to me that we get to contribute to our students’ success and that this small contribution is reflected in our school’s success. Continue reading

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Meet Elisa Simko, Phagans Director of Financial Aid

I help students apply for financial aid and understand their financial aid options. I also help prepare them to support themselves through school and beyond. Continue reading

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West Coast Beauty Supply Rep and Member of the Family Retires

Diane Mitchell always went above and beyond. She never missed student graduations and supplied goodie bags for the graduates. More importantly, she never let us down. Continue reading

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