Yockey has been a science teacher for 30 years, with tenure, previously at Cascade High School and now at Shelbyville Central High School, where she teaches physics and chemistry.
She serves on the commission's courthouse and county property committee and several boards, including Bedford County Regional Planning Commission and the Bedford County Emergency Communications District board. She previously served on the Solid Waste Authority board. She is a director for Farm Bureau, a board member for Community Clinic, a member of the steering committee for the annual Nashville Symphony concert in Shelbyville, and served eight years on the Chamber of Commerce board.
Raised in Raus, Yockey is the daughter of the late Herschel and Virginia Bomar. She is a graduate of SCHS and the University of Memphis. She received her master's degree from Central Michigan University and her +30 from Middle Tennessee State University. She worked for six years at Baptist Hospital in Memphis and four years with the Public Health Department in Nashville before returning to Bedford County.
She has two children and is a member of First Christian Church.
"Serving on the Commission for the past four years has been a real learning experience," said Yockey. "I am most proud of our endeavors and support for MTSU and Motlow siting their campuses here. This will allow so many people to obtain degrees that they otherwise would not have been able to. The economy has made moving forward in several areas impossible. I was hoping we would have a new library, and that security and additional space for the court system would be in place by this time."