Before I began ECU, All Saints sent a teacher to each prospective kindergartener's home to meet the child. I was painfully shy as a 4 year old so my mom was concerned that I would keep to myself during this process. When my mom opened the door for this meeting, there stood Mrs. Littlefield, and I still remember her as I first saw her: a warm, curious, beaming light there on my front porch. I released the security of my mom's leg to take Mrs. Littlefield's gentle hand and led her to my room where I shared my art and proudly demonstrated my knowledge of letters and numbers. My mom couldn't believe how instantly comfortable and gregarious I was with her, but that was Mrs. Littlefield's way! She was authentic and nurturing and spunky and children just loved her! I love her and feel incredibly lucky to have had her as a teacher and mentor!