A Familiar Face Returns to the Art Wing

Hayes Turney and Taylor McQueen

The Sacred Heart Academy motto Learners to Leaders is lived out as SHA welcomes alumna and former teacher Ms. Emily Jarboe back into the art wing.

Ms. Jarboe grew up in the Highlands and “traveled farther for high school” than college, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Art from Bellarmine University. Ms. Jarboe worked as a graphic designer for the American Printing House For the Blind developing logos and editing and designing cover pages for books. She did not intend to become a teacher like both of her parents, but once she tired of sitting in front of a computer all day, she returned to school to receive her master’s degree in teaching.

Ms. Jarboe has a range of teaching experience in various environments from elementary schools with 90% free or reduced lunch and students with low income to private Catholic high schools. She is excited to see how Sacred Heart has changed along with the fluidity of technology.

“When I was here last time, people were just getting BlackBerry’s and all of the girls had flip phones. Now you have iPads,” she said.

She plans on using SHA’s all-girl environment to incorporate female artists and promote women empowerment, emphasizing a woman’s ability to be a strong individual, have an amazing career and support herself. She also hopes that she can help students relax and deal with their stress.

The SHA community is excited to see the impact Ms. Jarboe will have upon returning. As a student who once played basketball with Coach Moir and ran cross country with Coach Heim, Ms. Jarboe truly represents what it means when we say, “Once a Valkyrie, Always a Valkyrie!”