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 Welcome Parents/Guardians!
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My name is Jese W. Barton and I am a Visuao Art teacher at LEAP Academy. My credentials include a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design with emphases in Graphic Design, Illustration, Art History Painting and Drawing.  I also come with 20 years teaching experience with in the Burlington County School Districts and 35 years experience in the field of Visual Art.

As an art educator, I believe the arts to be a universal language for learning. Studying works of art, artists and art history can teach students about culture, history, science, literature and human experience. Creating art develops critical-thinking strategies, problem-solving skills and technical acumen. It also opens up avenues of healthy self-expression. Therefore, the arts have the potential to become a powerful teaching tool that can help reinforce knowledge in other disciplines.

My mission as an art educator is to create a condusive enviroment that promotes confidence, self esteem and motivation through the use of knowledge from my life experience and career studies. Being inspired and prepared students will engage in avariety of Visual Art lessons and activities that will provide them with a positive enviroment for growth and progress.

I look forward to communicating with you throughout the school year (via email, phone and in person). Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns relevant to your son or daughter’s educational progress. You can call me at school or email me at  

I would like to also take this opportunity to personally thank you for your effort in supporting your son/daughter’s interest in the arts.

Yours truly

Jesse W. BArton

Art Teacher
LEAP Academy University Charter High School