At 100 Years Old, Brooklyn Math Teacher Continues To Shape Young Minds


CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Age is nothing but a number for one Brooklyn math teacher who is still shaping young minds and inspiring others after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Madeline Scotto, who turned 100 on Thursday, is still working at St. Ephrem’s Elementary School in Dyker Heights.

She’s spent most of her life there, graduating in 1928 and returning years later to teach, DNAinfo reported. Now, she is the math bee coach.

Scotto said it keeps her young.

“I think helping others really is what made me able to be the person I am at 100,” Scotto told WCBS 880s. “I never look forward to the day that I’ll retire because there will always be something that I can do, I’m sure. When you’re helping others, you’re helping yourself.”

Most of her five children are retired, which Scotto told DNAinfo is a “big family joke” since she’s still working.

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