Leonor has been in the education field in many capacities beginning as a career technology business education teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. Leonor helped to launch the first model middle school for the district with a career exploration program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. She went on to teach at both the secondary and post-secondary levels in the field of business administration.
In the early 1980s, she began her career in educational publishing working at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. She has held managerial positions in multi-national companies at both the district and regional levels. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and as such, has been able to represent companies in areas such as Puerto Rico.
Leonor is currently the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Odysseyware. In her position, she works extensively with both state and national organizations such as the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS), the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), the California Association of Latino Administrators (CALSA) and the Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (AZ ALAS). She was instrumental in forging a partnership between Odysseyware and NAF (a national network of education, business and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career and future ready).
Leonor was born and raised in Havana, Cuba and has been living in Prescott for the past 10 years. She is married to Bob Cressman and between them have four children, eight grandchildren and one great grandson. She holds both an undergraduate degree in business education and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.