2017 FAAE Leadership Award Recipients

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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.

Arts Educational Professional



Arts Education Professional – School 
Christopher Dorsey 
Director of Jazz Bands  
Dillard Center for the Arts



Christopher Dorsey was recognized during the FAMS Luncheon.

Arts Education Professional – Community 
Mary Giraulo  
Manager, Grants & Arts Education 
United Arts of Central Florida


Mary Giraulo was recognized during the FAMS Luncheon.

Business Leader

Business Leader – Posthumously
Herbert M. “Tippen” Davidson, Jr. 
Publisher 
Daytona Beach New Journal

Community Volunteer

MyraWeaver  
President 
Florida Youth Orchestra 


  Elected Official
 

John Mica 
Former Representative  


 

John Mica was recognized during the FAMS Luncheon.

   School Administrator
  

Tom Schwarm
Principal
RJ Murray Middle School

Tom Schwarm was recognized during the FAMS Luncheon.

Doris Leeper Award


Daniel Lewis 
Dean of Dance 
New World School of the Arts

Daniel Lewis was recognized during the Leadership Awards Reception.

 Special Award
 

Jackson Walker 
Artist