The Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will be starting an Adopt a Teacher program this year and for you to participate we would need the following:

Name: Sharon B. George-Rios

School: Helms ES

Subject: Visual Arts

Tell us a little bit about you? Things you like outside of school, etc.…

I’m currently a Visual Art Teacher at Helms Elementary School, Houston Independent School District, where I teach around 500 students from PK-5th grade. Over the years, I’ve been working with the school, our students have received awards and recognitions after displaying their artwork in a variety of venues such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 100th years of Art Education celebration and the Texas Capitol in Austin, TX, among many others. In addition, I participated in the Elementary Art Curriculum development for Houston ISD creating virtual lessons for the 2020-21 school year.  Before that, I worked as an Effective Practice Specialist where I provided support to novice teachers in our school while performing my current Art Teacher position. Beside teaching Visual Arts, I love to help others in need in my community donating clothes, food or time. During my spare time I enjoy drawing, painting, playing volleyball, weights lifting, cooking, and dedicating quality time to friends and my love ones.

Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you chose education…

I chose to educate because I feel I was born and raised for it. Growing up within a family of seven members where my parents worked very hard to raised us, was the greatest example. I remembered having my parents sitting down with each of us to study every evening, with the same dedication I do it with my students in class and now online. They’ve always said: “Do not expect money from us in the future, because education will be the treasure you will inherit”. No matter how old we were, the message about the importance of been well educated was consistent.  My parent’s example motivated my three sisters and I to achieve our master’s degree. My only brother achieved a bachelor’s degree, also. I chose education because of the greatest examples of encouragement, support and hard work I have received throughout my life. I’m passionate about it and I do it with love. Education is my way to provide a positive contribution for a better society, a better world.

We want to support you in many ways so please feel free to add to the list!

  1. To help you feel better what do you like? Card, Starbucks, candy, prayer, etc.… list as many things as you wish

First at all, I appreciate the opportunity to present an initiative like this one. Some of the things I like are Starbucks refreshers, Chick-Fill-A meals, sugar free candies, fresh fruits, and prayers re always welcome.

  1. To help you with supplies, what items are you wanting?

In order to support all students at Helms Elementary School, I’m interested in having Art supplies for all 500 students from PK-5th:


Sharpeners (1 per child)

18 x 24 Construction paper variety of colors

9 x 12 Construction paper variety of colors

Sketchbooks (1 per child)

Liquid glue (1 per child)

Glue sticks (1 per child)

16 or 24 set crayons box (1 box per child)

Jumbo crayons (130 students from PK-K)

15 Packing tape

Colored pencil 12 count in assorted colors (1 set per student)

Erasers (2 per student)

Variety of paintbrushes (at least 1 per student)

Blunt Tip Scissors for children (1 per student)

Broadline Markers 10 count (1 set per child)

Black fine point Sharpie marker (1 per child)

Expo low odor markers, chisel tip (16 co

Play dough (1 can per child- any colors)

500 pounds Amaco Air dry Clay

Tempera cake trays/block set of red, yellow, blue, white, black and green (1 set per child)

500 manila folders

1,000 Pencils

Gallon size Ziplock bags (1,000 bags)

X Large Ziplock bags (150 bags)

Oil pastels (16 set Crayola oil pastels or Pentel Oil pastel set for each student)

Aprons (1 per child)

Watercolor set of 8 colors (1 per child)

Touch free hand sanitizer stand (1 floor stand)

2 Staplers, 15 sheet capacity and staples (top loading stapler open fully for tacking)






Thank You!  The Education Committee will post and we hope you are adopted!