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101-year-old teacher reflects on career at Charleston Schools kickoff event
By Will Simmons,
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — How do you get hundreds of educators on their feet? Bring in 101-year-old Wanda Ruyle.
Charleston Schools needed a guest speaker for the opening of the district’s 75th year. The event was in the high school’s auditorium Wednesday morning, and administrators wanted to find a teacher who has been around since the start of the school district.
But it would be impossible to find someone who’d been teaching since the 40s. That’s what they thought, until they found Ruyle.