Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lynnese Graves
Lynnese Graves graduated from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics Education. Majoring first in Interior Design, her love for the subject guided her into the design industry as owner of her stained glass company from 1994 - 2002. Being an entrepreneur allowed her to put her teaching career on hold in order to be a stay-at-home mom for her three children. 2018-2019 marks Mrs. Graves’ 24th year of teaching, twenty two years as a Family and Consumer Science teacher in public schools and two as a preschool teacher for a private school. Her husband of 34 years has been by her side every step of the way.
This year will be her 19th year to teach for Boerne ISD. Mrs. Graves has taught Interior Design for all twenty two years, seven of those being articulated for college credit. This year she has added the Architecture Design pathway courses to her schedule and is excited to provide her students with new certification opportunities. Boerne Champion High School is an official NKBA-certified campus with plans for the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) to be added next year.
Students have the opportunity to include the following certifications on their professional resume’:
5-Hour StartSafe. StaySafe. Workplace Training Certification
AAFCS National Interior Design Exam
10-Hour OSHA Workplace Safety Certification
National Chief Architect Apprentice Examination
Mrs. Graves has also been lead advisor for FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) for 22 years. She has received recognition as Region V Advisor of the Year, National Master FCCLA Advisor, and has mentored many new advisors and FCS teachers entering into this prestigious profession. Her favorite hobbies include organic gardening, cooking and touring historic homes.
MRS. GRAVES’ SCHEDULE
1st – Principles of Architecture 5th – Architecture Design I
2nd -3rd Blocked Classes Include: 6th - Conference
Interior Design II 7th – Interior Design I
Architecture Design II 8th – Principles of Architecture
Practicum in Interior Design
Practicum in Architecture Design
4th – Conference