Many Sundays Mrs Schildkraut would do a baking activity with us. I remember getting the ingredient list on Thursday and coming with exact measurements of flour, sugar... to school on Sunday. Mrs Schildkraut is also the one who got me to stop sucking my thumb, a habit that my parents tried hard to correct. Whenever she saw my thumb in my mouth she'd send me to the principal's office! It felt stern at the time but it came from a loving place. Mrs Schildkraut was not just a teacher, she was a nurturing care taker who extended her reach to the benefit of each girl. I was young when I was in her class but I have always looked back at the time very fondly. She was a pillar and will be missed.