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.

Nomination period is May 15-June 15.

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education welcomes nominations for the FAAE Leadership Awards. These awards are designed to recognize leadership among individuals and organizations who work in various capacities to ensure that high-quality arts education is available to all Florida students. Leadership in the areas of education, administration, and community are recognized. Nominators must be current individual members of FAAE or employed by an organization member of FAAE.

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2021 FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

School Administrator

Osceola Teaching and Learning Leadership Team

Administrator - Principal

Coming soon

Arts Education Professional

Amy Conrod

Business Leader

Disney

Community Volunteer

Neil & Gianna Gobioff

Elected Official

Brandon Arrington

Superintendent’s Award

William V. Husfelt

School Board Award

Coming soon

ACE of Hearts

Leigh Byer

Doris Leeper

Janet Erlick
Teaching Artist

Trailblazer Award

Phillip Dunlap

Past FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

Administrator - District

Scott Evans
District Arts Supervisor
Orange County Public Schools

Administrator - Principal

Jay Bidwell
Wewahitchka High School
Gulf County

Arts Education Professional

Theresa West-Taylo
Lee County
(N Fort Myers Academy for the Arts)

Business Leader

Larry Tobin
FAIRWINDS Credit Union CEO
Orange County

Community Volunteer

Melba Luciano
Osceola County

Elected Official

Lynn Gray
Hillsborough School Board Member

Superintendent’s Award

Dr. Diana Greene
Duval County

School Board Award

Orange County Public Schools

ACE of Hearts

Dr. Daryl Ward
Southeastern University
Polk County

Doris Leeper

Xavier Cortada
Visual Artist
Miami-Dade County

Trailblazer Award

Jeanne Reynolds
Pinellas County Schools