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Esteemed Teacher Celebrates 100th Birthday
posted by: Ruthie | January 15, 2014, 06:16 PM   


When interviewed by CBS News Ms. Zhelesnik asks, "See my two legs? They still move."

Having begun her teaching career just nineteen years ago, Ms. Zhelesnik was previously a stay-at-home mother and homemaker for 60 years. She began teaching part time to spend time with needy students.

"The children make my day," she said. "It’s a great life watching them grow up."

CBS News asked a student, do you know how old 100 is? The child responded, “Very, very, very, very, old.” Another child said, “All the children love her because she’s so nice and compassionate and perseveres a lot.”

The home economics teacher has been a grandmother figure to countless kids in her teaching career. Parent Marina Gvatwick said, "It’s like she’s [my son's] granny, not just a teacher at the school." She continued, "She teaches about real life, and it’s symbolic that she has such a healthy and long and full life."

Ms. Zhelesnik not only gives lessons in home economics, but is a walking example of how to live life to the fullest.

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to view her CBS News profile.

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