Helene Moriarty, a Central Bucks High School East art teacher, and faculty sponsor of the school’s National Art Honor Society, brings form, light, and color to whatever she touches, and is our focus for #TeacherTuesday today. “My job brings me so many joys,” she says, “but the one thing that is a constant inspiration as an art teacher, is seeing a student’s talent flourish throughout their time at East.” That’s evident from the photo below that showcases Helene and Sarah Swartz, a senior at East, who won the 2D Art Award at the 22nd Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition recently and received her award from Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.
Helene adds, “So many students come into my classroom not knowing their fullest artistic and creative potentials. When they start to see their artistic capabilities and the meaningful purposes that art provides them, as well as the community, they seem to blossom with pride.”
We couldn’t be more proud of Helene and the mentorship she brings to her students, enabling them to participate in the Memory Project for the last two years in which they created portraits of refugees and orphaned children from Syria and Jordan that were recently shared on our Facebook page.