2019 FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

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.

ACE of Hearts 

Commissioner Beam Furr
Broward County

Arts Education Professional

Dean Maggie Cuesta
New World School of the Arts  
Miami-Dade County  

Business Leader
Florida Theatrical Association  
Larry Watchorn & Kenny Howard    
Orange County

 Community Volunteer

Dr. Jane Walker Lindberg
Arts Alive Nassau    
Nassau County

   Dr. Mary Palmer Trailblazer Legacy Award
  Nancy Roucher   



Elected Officials

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith         
Orange (FL House of Rep)


Sen. Perry Thurston
Broward (FL Senate)
 School Administrator

Joanne Crowder                                
Marion County Schools
Note: Heidi Fyock Maier (Superintendent, Marion County) received on her behalf.


Dr. Donald Fennoy II                        
Palm Beach County Schools

Retirement Award

Sherron Long
Florida Cultural Alliance