Since 2011, Amy Mednick has been Eastern Center for Arts and Technology’s (EASTERN)
Cosmetology Instructor. After graduating from Lower Moreland High School and completing her Cosmetology program in 1994, she obtained her Cosmetology teaching license from EASTERN in 1995.
In 2003, she received her bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education from Temple University. For eight years prior to EASTERN, Mednick taught Cosmetology at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in South Philadelphia. She credits her aspiration to teach to some of the great teacher role models she has had throughout her education.
Mednick’s love of cosmetology began at a young age. She became aware of the Cosmetology program at EASTERN during her 8th Grade Career Expo visit to the school. She began the program as a junior in high school and became extremely involved with SkillsUSA, EASTERN’s student leadership organization, and was selected as Student of the Month for April 1994.
Her experiences at EASTERN kept her involved with the school since her graduation. Since 1994, she was a member of EASTERN’s Cosmetology Occupational Advisory Committee in which she assisted faculty and administration to establish curriculum and performance standards, and recommend tools and techniques used in the cosmetology field.
“From my experiences at EASTERN, I can honestly say that the programs here help inspire students to not only pursue their career field of choice – but also to be the best,” said Mednick. “All of EASTERN’s programs provide a unique opportunity to truly get a head start on your career.”
Students in EASTERN’s Cosmetology program learn the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists and nail technicians must be licensed to practice in the field.