Ann Leonard is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and has lived in Bay County, Florida for the past seven years. Since 2015, she has served as the Director of Tom P. Haney Technical Center following three years as the Director of Career Technical Education for Bay District Schools. Her career began in North Carolina where she served as a secondary educator, Beginning Teacher Coach, Assistant Principal, and District Director of Career Technical Education.
Mrs. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University. Her experience in career technical education forms the basis of her leadership, as she believes the importance of hands-on learning is the foundation of career success. She actively supports Bay Economic Development Alliance and Alignment Bay County. Her passion for Career Technical Education comes from a deep belief that active relevant learning keeps students engaged in school.