BESE Member Biographical Summary


Dr. Holly Boffy
BESE District 7 Representative


Dr. Holly Boffy is the Vice President and District 7 Member of BESE. She was first elected in 2011 and reelected in 2015. She is the 2010 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year. Dr. Boffy has worked for the Council of Chief State School Officers to support states with teacher quality initiatives since 2011. She taught middle school for 10 years, earned National Board Certification in 2006, and served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She earned three degrees from Louisiana State University including a Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her doctorate from Walden University with a study on the implementation of student standards, Progression of Elementary Teachers in Implementing Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Dr. Boffy co-founded and organizes Fishing for Memories: A Benefit Rodeo for the Alzheimer’s Association with her husband, Carrick Boffy. Over 50 friends, family, and community members volunteer to work the three-day event each year. The event has raised $290,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, awarded nearly $100,000 in cash prizes to the anglers, and awarded over 30 lifetime fishing licenses to youth since it began in 2009.The Boffys have a son, Pierce, who is 11, and a daughter, Claire, who was adopted at birth in August 2016