Florence “Flossie” Hoy is the daughter of a 20-year veteran of the Air Force who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Flossie is a retired art teacher with 22 years of experience. She began teaching art in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1988. She retired from full time teaching in 2010. Flossie 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 boththe International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the Middle years Program.  Flossie taught Studio Art, IB art, Black & White photography, Digital photography, Computer Graphics and Animation. She was a member of the Fairfax Education Association (FEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). Flossie served as Department Chair for over half of her teaching career. During that time, 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 students work exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Along with teaching Photography and Adobe Photoshop for The Joel Fund, Flossie is a Docent for the North Carolina Museum of Art conducting tours for school age students. She resides in Raleigh, NC.