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Bobbi Yancey
Bobbi Yancey is an Art Specialist at Lake Charles Boston Academy of Learning in Lake Charles, LA. Bobbi has also served as the Director of the Calcasieu Parish School System Summer Arts Camp for the past six years, which hosts 300 students and is administered by 20 teachers and 20-25 assistants. She earned her BA in Art Ed and BA in Visual Art from McNeese State University and graduated cum laude. She also holds an ED S (Certified K-12 Principalship and City Supervisor) from McNeese University and an MPS in Theology from Loyola University. Bobbi is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Middle Child Art; is a Louisiana State Teacher External Assessor and Mentor and State Talented Evaluator in Visual Art; is certified in Pre-AP, AP Studio Art from Rice University; and also holds an Ancillary Certificate in Talented Art.

Publications include National Forum JournalsNational Forum of Teacher Education – “The Impact of Technology and the Arts on Student Achievement”; Phi Kappa Phi Journal – “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”; authored numerous Art Ed Curriculum Guides for CPSS; and published lessons and student works featured in numerous national Crayola DreamMakers Guides for K-8.

Bobbi is a longtime member of the National Art Education Association, and was a Delegate from 2001-2007. She served on the Louisiana Art Ed Association Board (Past President from 2001-2003) and as an NBPTS representative. She is a regular presenter at the LAEA conference and NAEA National Convention. In addition, Bobbi has served as the President of the Art Associates of Lake Charles, Inc.; served on the Advisory Board for the Children’s Museum; and as Past-President of the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.

Other activities include the State Textbook Adoption committee, visual art; Superintendent’s Task Force for Art Education; Louisiana Content Standards and Benchmarks Writing Committee; SCASS test item writer in Visual Art; National Praxis evaluator; 2008 Model Lesson writer, visual art, Louisiana Department of Education; and attended the National Gallery of Art Summer Institute for Teachers.

Bobbi has received a number of art education awards, including being honored as the 2014 NAEA National Secondary Educator of the Year. She was also a nominee for the 2011 LAEA National Art Educator; 2005 Calcasieu Parish Elementary Teacher of Year 1st Runner Up; 1995 & 1999 School level teacher of the year; 2004 Southeastern Region National Art Educator of the Year; 2002 “Mayor’s Art Educator of the Year” Award Recipient; 2002 awarded “Creative School of Excellence”, Kennedy Center; 2002 Louisiana Teacher of the Year; and exhibits personal Art Works at the Artisan’s Gallery in the City of Lake Charles, LA.