Florence Hoy is a retired art teacher with 22 years experience. She began teaching art in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1988. She retired from full time teaching in 2010. She received her BFA from Bridgewater College, VA. She was certified in Art K-12 from James Madison University. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a Masters of Art. She attended Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C. and the North Carolina State University for course work in Photography and computer graphics. She completed training in both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the Middle years Program. She taught Studio Art, IB art, B&W photography, Digital photography, Computer Graphics and Animation. She was a member of Fairfax Education Association (FEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). She served as Department Chair for over half of her teaching career. She wrote a grant proposal in partnership with the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a project called “Bridging 2 Communities: Developing Friendship and Photographs. The initiative resulted in 56 inner city 4th grade and rural high school student’s work exhibited at the National Museum of Women the Arts. She is currently working as a substitute teacher for Wake County, NC and teaching Photography for The Joel Fund, a non-profit organization supporting Veterans. She is attending the Docent training at the North Carolina Museum of Art and hopes to be conducting tours there this fall. She resides in Raleigh, NC.
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