Teacher's legacy of loving books lives at Lenape
Edna Tylinski was a teacher for 50 years in the Armstrong School District, teaching reading for the majority of those years.
She was one of few in the country to have taught for 50 years and received a certificate of appreciation from President George Bush. One of her greatest loves was children and teaching them to read.
It was her dying request to the family that she didn't want a lot of flowers for her funeral but, "If people would like to do something nice for her she would rather money were given for children to have books to read."
Edna wanted all children to have the opportunity to have a book in their hands and the family felt that books in the teachers' classrooms would be the best way to make the books available to more children.
She chose that the money go to the children at Lenape Elementary where her daughter-in-law, Doreen Tylinski, teaches first grade.
All classroom teachers at Lenape were able to get $100 worth of books for their classrooms at the Scholastic Book Fair.
The classroom books will all have nameplates with a note of the dedication to Edna Tylinski.
Many of the teachers, including the principals at the school were students of hers and expressed how honored they were at such a donation from their teacher and expressed how they would tell the story of the 50-year teacher to their students.
Edna's husband, Wallace Tylinski, who is a retired analytical accountant from PPG, is planning to continue donating money to Lenape each year for more books, in the memory of his beloved "sweetie" so that more children will be able to experience the love of reading.
Scholastic is matching donated dollars at the fair for national nonprofit organizations dedicated to families in need.
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