Jeanne W. Reynolds is the Pre K-12 Performing Arts Specialist for Pinellas County Schools. Mrs. Reynolds’ education includes piano performance studies at Boston University, a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Florida State University, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida and an Educational Leadership Certificate. Prior to her work as a performing arts supervisor, Mrs. Reynolds taught chorus, keyboard, general music and musical theatre in Pinellas County and Bay County Schools. In addition to her work in the K-12 setting, Mrs. Reynolds has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida.
Mrs. Reynolds has presented keynote addresses, conference sessions and facilitated meetings on a wide variety of topics pertaining to arts education including curriculum development, assessment, cross curricular connections, leadership and arts education advocacy. She has presented sessions at various local, state and national organizations including the National Association for Music Education and Americans for the Arts.
In Pinellas County, Mrs. Reynolds sits on various boards such as the Florida Orchestra Education Committee, and the Clearwater Arts Alliance Education Task Force. Mrs. Reynolds is also a very active member and founding member of the Pinellas Arts for a Complete Education coalition. She also served as the chairperson for the National Association for Music Education’s IN-ovations council. Currently, she serves on the National Association for Music Education Program Leaders Council.
Mrs. Reynolds has received the FMEA Leadership Award and the National Society of Arts and Letters Annual Community Award, the Ruth Eckerd Hall Shining Star Award and a distinguished alumni award from the USF School of the Arts. Additionally, Mrs. Reynolds has received the Outstanding Arts Administrator for the Florida Association of Theatre Educators, the Educator Friend of the Arts Award from the Pinellas County Arts Council, the Pinellas County Music Educators Association Administrator of the Year and the Florida Theatre Conference Advocate Award. Mrs. Reynolds has served as the president of the Florida Music Supervision Association, the president of the Florida School Music Association, and the President of the Florida Music Educators Association. In 2014, Mrs. Reynolds was inducted in the FMEA Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Reynolds has served FMEA in a variety of capacities including her current role as government relations chair. Mrs. Reynolds also served as the first emerging leaders chair. While President-elect of FMEA, Mrs. Reynolds worked with other FMEA leaders to create the FMEA Summer Institute. The Institute is an inspiring multi-day seminar. The participants address ways to transform music education and change perceptions in order to make music education relevant and accessible to all Florida students.