TOY / McIlvaine
Caesar Rodney
dirt road

... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Teacher of the Year at McIlvaine

Ruth Fuchs

Ruth Fuchs is the Library Media Specialist at the McIlvaine Early Childhood Center in Magnolia. With 15 years education experience, Ruth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science from Ro-wan University and a Master of Instruction from the University of Delaware. “While growing up, I had the ambition of becoming a legal secretary because I loved keyboarding class. How-ever, my high school chemistry teacher saw more potential in me than my ability to type. She saw my willingness to help others learn by asking me to stay after school to help my peers. It was then I realized my passion for helping others develop a love of learning. She, along with my parents, encouraged me to become a teacher. Their commitment to the value of education were core values instilled in me. I continue to carry those core values in my commitment to my students, colleagues, administration, and my four children.”