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 Leiland Theriot is the Executive Director for the FAAE. She is a member of the Board for the Manatee Arts Education Coalition and a member of the Sarasota County Arts Education Partnership. She taught music in the Sarasota County Schools system for seventeen years, both at the elementary and secondary levels. She is a graduate of the Sarasota County’s Leadership Academy and was the program leader for a STEAM magnet school program, where she created a speaker’s bureau, coordinated professional development, and collaborated in educational leadership teams. Leiland has written and reviewed lesson plans, teacher resources and assessments at both the local and state levels and has secured numerous grants for herself and her instructional teams, particularly in the area of arts integration. Mrs. Theriot earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Florida State University, her master’s degree in Counselor Education and another Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.