My name is Margaret Kleber and I am the principal of NVLET. After majoring in nursing at George Mason University, I decided to become an educator teaching Special Education in public schools for over six years. While teaching full time, I completed my Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia and also became the mother of two wonderful little boys. I now have a beautiful little girl and four beautiful step-daughters as well.
Though I enjoyed my career as a teacher, I longed to do something on my own that would combine my love of people with my interest in science. While going back to nursing seemed to fit this desire, I really wanted to work for myself. That’s what led me to open my own laser hair removal and laser skincare business, Rejuvalase MedSpa in Stafford, Virginia; it’s a wonderful combination of people, medicine, and entrepreneurship.
After a year in business, I realized, finding skilled laser technicians was a rarity and for a commonwealth known for education, this area certainly was lacking. It was at this time that I wrote and submitted Virginia’s first program for laser aesthetics training (this program is currently unavailable due to proposed changes related to these services). Since this time, we’ve seen hundreds of graduates go on to open their own business or gain success working in spas and medical facilities.
I’ve had the amazing experience of traveling both nationally and internationally training and educating others in laser aesthetics and safety. Calls from physicians, dentists, entrepreneurs, spas, and schools, have allowed NVLET opportunities to take our laser program abroad.
In February 2008, I spoke in front of Virginia’s medical board as part of the state’s laser aesthetic committee which is responsible for writing Virginia’s first laser operator bill. The bill will mandate training and certification for all laser operators. This is the same training and certification offered through the CLA program at NVLET.
With experience as both an educator and businesswoman, I’m blessed with the good fortune of doing what I love and seeing our school expand over the years. I hope you will trust us to help launch this same success for you.
After serving for 20 years in the United States Airforce, Ms. Childs went onto pursue her passion for skincare and holistic approaches to common skin ailments. After completing 1200 hours in basic and advanced esthetics, Ms. Childs continue on to receive post-graduate diplomas from The International Dermal Institute, the American College of Healthcare Services, as well as completing an extensive program for treating those going through cancer therapies, Oncology Esthetics.
Since 2004, she has provided skin and laser treatments in prominent medical practices and medspas in Northern Virginia and has been teaching esthetics on and off for 10 years. Her passion for skin care and her love of learning keep Ms. Childs current in her industry and in the classroom.