He later rediscovered something he had known all along: children are innately drawn to his affable and kind nature.
Milton Pacas Jr. started his teaching career leading groups of children along the winding trails of Mount Tamalpais. He attended the San Francisco Waldorf High School and went on to study geriatrics at Fresno State University. He later rediscovered something he had known all along: children are innately drawn to his affable and kind nature.
After one year as a nature day assistant at a Waldorf inspired school in Mill Valley, Milton took a position as a Kindergarten teacher at Marin Horizon School. During that time he completed his early childhood education training and earned his Bridge Certification from San Francisco City College and S.F. State University.
At Marin Horizon, Milton greeted first year KG students and worked closely with them in what was called the welcoming position. During his 5 years at Marin Horizon, Milton also worked in the after-school program and led very popular summer camps for children 5-8 years old.
Milton joined the New Village School in 2012 as a Kindergarten teacher. He says he loves how full and fulfilling the days are at NVS - one moment he will be telling a story and the next, guiding children through a water color painting, chopping vegetables for soup or his favorite activity, leading a project in the garden.
Milton has always been a close friend of this community. He has known almost all of the teachers and staff for many years, none more so than is mother, Cristina Cabrera, beloved handwork and Spanish teacher.
Milton was born in San Francisco as a first generation American. His mother is from Mexico and his father is from El Salvador. He speaks Spanish fluently and shares much of his time away from NVS with his big family of cousins. He has a younger brother, Armando.