Submitted by Hal Huser
Mary Moriarty was my 11th grade English teacher, and one of the biggest influences on me, both as a teacher and as a person. She was energetic, creative, humorous, and kind. She knew her subject well, but she also knew her students. She was very compassionate, and when I made mistakes, she was always there to lift me up and restore me. I will never forget the beautiful example that she demonstrated to all of us.