Pam Milton

Pam Milton arrives at school early, eager to start a new day of teaching French. As the students learn new sentence structures, Milton goes around assisting students to pick the right vocabulary words and correcting their pronunciation. She enjoys interacting with her students and teaching them a language and a culture which she adores.

Milton, born and raised in Illinois, completed her college education at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Despite having a French background on both sides of her family, that was not her inspiration to start teaching the language.

“When I was in college, I was in a study abroad program where we were offered to go to France,” said Milton. “In the few years I was there, I fell in love with France and its culture and that inspired me to teach it.”

Milton has been a teacher for 14 years now and previously taught at Clements High School. Apart from French, Milton also taught business for a few years. Outside of school, she loves to travel and knit. Although the aspect of life that matters to her the most is her family, which includes her pets.

“I love to spend time with my husband and I also love to spend a lot of time with my three dogs,” said Milton.

Eager to begin a new year of teaching at Tompkins, Milton is ready to put in all her efforts to help build up the school to succeed. Despite not being an avid follower of sports outside of school, the Falcon athletic teams have all her support. All in all, Milton is exhilarated for the start of a new school year in a new school.

“The Take Flight program at Tompkins is something I have not seen before, and I like the idea of it and will really help out the school,” said Milton. “The one thing I love about working at a new school is the new technology you get to work with.”