Nobody was aware that the special education teacher had secretly amassed a wealth in order to support kids once she was gone.
Be a teacher, will be a teacher forever. It’s the truth, not an embellishment.
When someone chooses to become a teacher out of a desire to provide the greatest education possible for children, they continue to help their students long after they have passed away. They occasionally continue to exist thanks to their legacy and are still there in the memory of the students they taught.
Due to the fact that all a New Jersey teacher wanted to do was assist her pupils with special needs, her legacy will endure for years to come.
The majority of Genevive Via Cava’s life was spent as a teacher; she passed away in 2011 at the age of 88.
Via Cava spent her entire teaching career working with special education pupils. She was also rather reticent in her personal life, but when she was with her students, she completely changed.
Richard Jablonski, a friend of hers, told CBS News: “She was a no nonsense, no frills woman but generous and big hearted towards kids.”
Simple and largely devoted to her job, the woman’s life was uncomplicated. She used to clip coupons in her free time before she started teaching. After some time, she quietly accumulated a million dollars without ever informing anyone.
Even Richard Jablonski, a friend of thirty years, was unaware of her wealth. Even when she was employed, Via Cava wore the same attire. She would consistently dress in the same outfits. Nobody ever dared to think that she was anything other than a poor woman.
She didn’t have any close relatives, so when she passed away, Jablonski learned he had inherited her house.
The estate of Via Cava was valued over a million dollars. The house, where her friend’s son and grandchildren currently reside, was passed down to him, but the remainder of the estate was intended for other people.
One million dollars were given to the Dumont school system. In actuality, it took them almost seven years to get a check, but it was well worth the wait!
The school district as a whole was in silence. They were unaware of the woman’s wealth, and it was also the first time they had ever received a donation of this kind.
Via Cava must have been a great teacher and a selfless person, that’s for sure. She had as much money as she could want, but she never spent any of it on herself. On the contrary, even after she had left, she tried to help her students.
That is precisely what it means to be a committed educator.