Leadership Awards

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education recognizes leaders who work in various capacities to ensure that arts education is available in all Florida schools and communities and that arts education is of the highest quality. Leadership in the areas of education, administration, and community are recognized.

2023 FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

Excellence in Arts Education

Jamie Kent

Elected Official

Terrence Freeman

Dr. Mary Palmer Legacy Trailblazer Award

DeWitt Cooper

Community Volunteer

Corey T. Williams

School Administrator

Laketiha Mincey

Doris Leeper Award

Nzingah Oniwosan

School District Leadership

Deborah Pepe

Business Leader

Molly Deckart

Past FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

SCHOOL Administrator

Osceola Teaching and Learning Leadership Team

Arts Education Professional

Amy Conrod

Business Leader


ACE of Hearts

Leigh Byer

Doris Leeper

Janet Erlick
Teaching Artist

Trailblazer Award

Phillip Dunlap