Annmarie Kent-Willette

Professor in Florida

Annmarie Kent-Willette

Professor in Florida

A self described storyteller, I view the world with a love of the literary and a flare for the visual. As a professor and former journalist, communications is my passion, my craft, and my expertise. When done well, the ability to effectively communicate embodies art, draws us together, and empowers change. And leaving the world a little better, is something I think we are all called to do.

I believe in education and insist it remains the one great hope for the future success of our children, our communities, and healthy vibrant democracies all over the world. I am committed to working to ensure that quality educational opportunities are readily available and accessible for all. It has been a great honor of my professional career to serve as my city's Education Commissioner. And while the appointment has drawn to a close, I remain committed to advocating for high quality educational opportunities for all.

When I'm not working, you'll find me with my camera and coffee stained notebook in pursuit of sunshine and salt air, fashion and art, and travel and adventure. Often times that travel and adventure takes a back seat to raising my two amazing daughters. Now that they are getting older, they've taken to joining me in exploring this big beautiful world.

And while I work to seek beauty in the everyday, embrace opportunities for joy, and discover la dolce vita. The truth is, it's both exhausting and extraordinary, imperfect and sublime. With my family and friends by my side, good coffee and fine wine, it is indeed a wonderful life.

  • Work
    • Jacksonville University
  • Education
    • University of South Florida