Nadine Livingston Glen
After graduating from Covell in 1972, I spent 2 yrs. As a Bilingual Eligibility Worker
with the S.J. County Welfare Dept. Then I worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 15 yrs.
using my Spanish for part of the time when I was the Hispanic Program Coordinator
doing community outreach and testing throughout the central valley. Needing a change,
I went back to school to get my teaching credential. For the past 19 years, I have taught
K-4 in Linden (just east of Stockton). I use Spanish daily to communicate with parents
and newcomers. Since the demise of bilingual educ. In 1997(?) all of my students have
been Hispanic English Language Learners.
In 1994, I took up line dancing. Now I am a DJ/dance instructor every Mon. and every
other Thurs. nights. You’ll also find me dancing at least every other Tues. and Sat. nights.
I can relate to Doug Carter and his wife and their love of dancing. I met my 2nd husband,
Charles, while dancing in 1995 (he wasn’t a dancer but has learned a few and accompanies
me on occasion). Both my daughters also are dancers so it has been a great family activity.
My oldest daughter, Amanda (31), is a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service and
lives in Reno. My youngest, Tracy (24), is attending Humphrey’s College in Stockton and
hopefully have her B.A. in Paralegal Studies by year’s end. Charles’ son, Jess (31), is a
landscaper in the Bay Area. Charles just retired from a second career in education (his first
was as a construction superintendent).
I hope to make it to one or two reunion activities but it is also my parents’ 60th wedding
anniversary that weekend. At least I was able to visit with some of you last October 6th at
the inauguration of the Inter-American Studies Program.
Nadine Livingston Glenn
P.S. The attached pictures were taken at the closing weekend for Pollardville Ghost Town which was also the site for the Silverado Showboat where Charles and I met and danced for years. It is so sad to see it off Hwy 99 in a state of disrepair and graffitied.