Mrs. Bloom was our reading teacher at Clarke during the school year 1979-80. We were the senior class and I was 15. She was such a vibrant, radiant, and intelligent teacher who managed to inspire us to reading classics. I remember being inspired by one particular book that I chose to write a book report about it. I even managed to obtain a photo from the academy mentioned in the book that I proudly displayed during Clarke's book week event. Then, I gave the framed photo to Mrs. Bloom as a keepsake. It was not until 2009 that I finally saw her at Clarke. Just like in 1980, she was exactly the same person I knew and loved. She will be greatly missed by me and everyone. My deepest condolence goes out to Mr. Bloom, her two sons and to her extended families.