FAAE Board

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Nicole Crane
Board Liaison


Nicole Crane is a National Board Certified teacher in Art with over 16 years teaching experience in the K-12 public school system. She has been with Palm Beach County for nine years and is also a college adjunct instructor in the area. Nicole received her B.S. in Photography and then went on to earn her Masters and Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University. In addition to this recent achievement of being selected as President, she is also a member of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association (PBCATA). Prior to her FAEA President position, Nicole was selected as the 2011 Florida Art Elementary Teacher of the Year by FAEA.


Tenaj Davis, Ph.D.
Board Liaison


Tenaj Lynn Davis holds a Doctorate in Education with a Minor Degree in Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from California Institute of the Arts. Dr. Davis spent several years as a professional commercial dancer working out of Los Angeles. She has taught and performed in nine countries and throughout the United States including three years with the first National Broadway Tour of The Wiz and two years as a spokesperson for Dance Reebok. She has been featured in several national and international publications including a ten-page layout in Shape Magazine. Dr. Davis has worked as an adjunct professor at Barry University and Miami-Dade College. She is presently employed by Miami–Dade County Public Schools where she has taught general and magnet dance, served on the school site leadership team, mentored new teachers, and coordinated the school center for special instruction.


Murray Mintz
Board Liaison

Murray Mintz is the Executive Director of The Florida Association for Theatre Education, the state's organization of theatre instructors at the elementary through university levels. A retired high school theatre teacher, Murray was recognized by the Florida Theatre Conference as the state's Secondary Theatre Educator of the year in 2002, and was listed in Who's Who among America's Teachers for several years. He has directed more than 90 productions in professional, community and educational theatre, and taught acting and directing at St Petersburg College. Murray has been an international trainer and examiner for theatre teachers in the International Baccalaureate program.

Kathy Sanz, Ph.D.
Board Liaison

Kathleen D. Sanz, Ph.D., is the President and CEO of the Center for Fine Arts Education located in Tallahassee. Prior to her appointment in Tallahassee she co-directed the Curriculum and Instructional Services Department for the District School Board of Pasco County. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Music Education from the University of South Florida and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder.