Madelin Scotto 100-Year-old Math Teacher (October 27th, 2014)

Mrs. Scotto says ‘retire’ is a ‘bad word.’ ‘I don’t ever want to hear that word,’ ‘Some people like what they’re doing, but I have a passion for what I’m doing, and when you have a passion for something, you never give up.’… A 100-year-old math teacher is still working at the school she attended as a child. Madeline Scotto, of Brooklyn, New York, remains dedicated to her students at St. Ephrem’s elementary school – where she was part of the first graduating class in 1928. Madeline Scotto works three days a week as a math coach at St. Ephrem’s elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. She began teaching in 1954, after a pastor at her church asked for volunteers to fill in for some sisters who had been in a bus accident.

Mrs. Scotto has five children. most of whom have retired, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Francis, died in 1999.

Mrs. Scotto, whose 100th birthday was Thursday, will be honored with a special Mass and student assembly on October 27.