Florence Hoy is the daughter of a 20+ year veteran of the Air Force who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. She is a retired art teacher with 22 years experience. She began teaching art in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1988. Flossie 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. Flossie 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. Flossie was a Docent for the North Carolina Museum of Art conducting tours for school age students. She currently resides in Greenville, SC.