I have many memories of being in my classes at the Milford Elementary School (see photo below) in Milford, Pennsylvania. I got on the bus quite early in the morning with my three siblings and had a long ride to our two-story school in town. We went there for first grade through sixth grade. Our desks were usually in rows and we always sat in alphabetical order. Since my last name began with an "R", I usually sat in the back of the row. My favorite part of the day in first grade (this is my actual first grade photo) was when we went to the reading table to spend time with our "Dick and Jane" readers. I also vividly remember a walking field trip to a Candle Shop in town to see how candles were made. I always enjoyed learning about history and literature. After 6th grade we moved on to the Delaware Valley Junior High School and in 9th grade we moved to the Delaware Valley High School. My favorite elementary school teacher was Mr. Webster in sixth grade.
Mrs. Mollo Quick Facts:
My hometown is Milford, Pennsylvania although I was born in Jackson Heights, Queens.
I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Elementary Education.
I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.
I came to White Plains in 1983 to teach a.m. kindergarten at Post Road and p.m. kindergarten at Mamaroneck Avenue.
This is the twenty-ninth year I have been involved with the Learning Strategies Program at Post Road.
I live in White Plains with my husband Mark. We have two children. Our son has just completed his Master's Degree in Publishing from PACE University and our daughter has just graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. We are VERY proud of our children and their accomplishments!
My extra responsibilities include: Computer Lead Teacher for K-5, Web Page Site-Director, Superintendent's Task Force for E-Mail and Web Pages, Co-Chair of the Author/Illustrator Program, White Plains Delegate to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System, WPTA Community Outreach Liaison, Team Leader for WPTA for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and a member of the Executive Board of the White Plains Teachers Association.
It was a great honor to receive the Judi Laurence Community Service Award from the NYSUT's Tarrytown Regional Office for my ongoing work with the White Plains Teachers Association's efforts to help with projects such as "Operation Call Home", annual food and coat drives and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
I am very proud to be a Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. I traveled to Washington D.C. in September of 2006 to participate in the American Cancer Society's Celebration on the Hill. It was a very worthwhile and moving experience and I to continue to work in the fight against Cancer each year.
This is the Milford Elementary School as it appears today. It is no longer a working school building, but is a very important part of the town. My classrooms were: 5th grade -top left, 6th grade -top right, 2nd grade-bottom right and I taught 2nd grade in the room to the very bottom on the left. It was a great school to go to as a child and to work in as a teacher!