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Agnes Zhelesnik is believed to be America's oldest working teacher. Agnes, known by her students as "Granny," received the royal treatment Friday at the Sundance School in North Plainfield, N.J., as students performed her favorite musical, "Little Mermaid Junior," for her birthday.

Agnes turns 100 on Sunday. She is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a chef. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. At 81, she joined the Sundance School and has since been the full-time, 35-hour-per-week home economics teacher teaching cooking and sewing lessons to students from preschool to 5th grade.

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