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Barbara Millstein, Kindergarten Teacher, William H. Holmes School

Mrs. Millstein has been a teacher with the Mount Vernon City School District for more than 40 years. She began her career with the District at what is now known as the Edward Williams Elementary School, where she served as a second grade teacher for three years, and then as a first grade teacher for eight years. She then moved to the William H. Holmes School, where she has worked as a kindergarten teacher for the past 28 years.

A product of the Mount Vernon education system, Mrs. Millstein attended Pennington Elementary, Nichols Junior High School, and Mount Vernon High School.

“I always wanted to teach, and I was lucky enough to be offered a full-time position after substitute teaching with the District for two years,” said Mrs. Millstein. “I feel very fortunate to have received a strong foundation in my own Mount Vernon education and a long career with the District.”

Mrs. Millstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland before completing her master’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Bridgeport.

“I constantly strive to have a positive impact on my students,” she added. “In addition to helping the children in my classes, I have also enjoyed being a mentor to many new teachers and a resource to others. I feel my passion and dedication for teaching, along with positive feedback from others, has allowed me to grow as an educator.”