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America´s oldest teacher
celebrates 100th birthday with
students at No. Plainfield School

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Peggy McGlone

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/11/2014 10:50:52 AM

North Plainfield — Believed to be the oldest working teacher in America, Agnes “Granny” Zhelesnik celebrated her 100th birthday this morning with her extended family – the faculty and students at The Sundance School in North Plainfield. Truth be told, the honoree said she would rather have been in her kitchen with her students. “They did all this, and so I´m going to live with it," Zhelesnik said. The school auditorium was decorated with portraits of Zhelesnik, who started teaching cooking and sewing at the private pre-kindergarten through Grade 5 school when she was 81. The 230-member student body sang happy

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A little antidote to the usual.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Az Roadrunner, 1/11/2014 11:42:27 AM     (No. 9688197)

God Bless her!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Java D, 1/11/2014 12:36:07 PM     (No. 9688274)

Wow, & she looks great for 100!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/11/2014 12:53:35 PM     (No. 9688298)

100 years old? Think of all the kids she´s destroyed.

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