October 11, 2013
Lindsay Painter, theatre program director and member of the charter faculty of Steinbrenner High School in Tampa, has been unanimously selected by the Florida EdTA board to be the new Florida State Chapter Director. She succeeds Daron Hawkins, who died September 25 after a long illness.
Painter, who has taught theatre in the Tampa Bay area for ten years, served as assistant chapter director under Hawkins for the past two years. “I owe a large debt of gratitude to my friend, mentor and colleague Daron for his unmatched guidance and support,” she said. “I look forward to continuing the precedent of excellence which has been the hallmark of the largest high school theatre festival in the country.”