School Nurse Glick Grew Up ‘All Over the Place’
People / Nov. 17, 2016 9:36am EST
“I’ve moved 64 times!” she noted with a grin. “I grew up all over the place.”
Her family moved to Hartford, Vt., when she was in ninth grade and after she graduated from Hartford High School, she went to Paul Smith’s College in New York State.
Following the death of her first husband, she started working in the local schools, subbing in K-12 classrooms, for the secretary, and in the kitchen, while putting herself through nursing school.
“I did my pre-regs through CCV and got my RN through VTC,” she noted, “and later, I got my bachelor’s degree online through the Jacksonville University of Florida.”
Glick worked in the OR at Gifford in Randolph, did some medical-surgical work at the VA Hospital in White River Jct., then returned to Gifford to work in the surgical services unit there.
“After finishing my bachelor’s degree last spring, I decided that I wanted to move into public health.” she noted. “Everyone here has been very welcoming and friendly, and I’m enjoying getting to know the kids.”
Glick lived in the Northeast Kingdom for 18 years, but now makes her home in the White River Junction area with her second husband, Ken, who has worked at the Quechee Country Club for 37 years.
Her oldest son, Rueben, lives in British Columbia, and her daughter Ruth-Ellen, lives in Uganda, doing missionary work. Her son, Seth, is living at home now, finishing outdoor guide training, and daughter, Victoria, is in Kentucky, majoring in Spanish and doing some translating. She also has two stepdaughters: Sarah, who is getting her masters in counseling and lives in Chelsea, and Emily who lives in Philadelphia and works for Philabundance, a nonprofit providing for those in need of food.
Active in her church, Glick likes to be active outdoors, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing. She also enjoys doing all kinds of crafts and cooking.