From On the Beaten Path: Westborough, Massachusetts, by Kristina Nilson Allen, pages 242-243.

 

“This school was named for Annie E. Fales, a beloved school teacher who had spent most of her fifty-year teaching career in Westborough , MA .  Moving to Westborough in 1874 at age seven, Annie Fales graduated from Westborough High School in 1885 and from Worcester Normal School in 1887.  She began teaching in Westborough at the District #8 schoolhouse.  Later she taught sixth grade and served as principal of the Eli Whitney School until 1937.  She lived at 58 West Main Street for many years and, upon her death in 1972 at age 104, was respected not only as a fine teacher but as the town’s oldest resident.”

 

“Patience, a sense of humor and a real love of children-that’s what makes a good teacher.” 

-Annie E. Fales at 95 years old.  


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