They say looks can be deceiving, but in the case of Edna Licht, voices could be deceiving. Although Mrs. Licht came to Denver in 1944 as a young woman, she never lost her thick Brooklyn accent. Underneath that tough-talking dialect was an accomplished educator, a true intellectual and a really nice lady.
The Denver chapter of Brandeis Women recognized that in Edna when it honored her in 2002. It spotlighted her career as a Denver Public Schools classroom teacher and reading curriculum developer. In fact, Mrs. Licht wrote the reading guides for DPS for grades K-12.