Patrick Colglazier

Profile Updated: October 30, 2017
Residing In: Hays, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Julie
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Occupation: Retired Teacher, Design Consultant, salesperson BUT still working on my land
Children: Six --- Elizabeth Kathryn esq. Washington D.C. 1975; Deborah Anne Celine: Washington D.C. 1977; More…Vernon Patrick: San Diego CA 1980; Paul Schultz: Las Vegas 1981; Rebecca Marie: Washington D.C. 1982; Kayla Marie: Fremont 1996. Except for Kayla all have completed college although Kayla has earned her Associates of Science in Science. Twelve grandchildren (ten boys and two girls).
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After high school I went to San Francisco State just as riots were breaking out. My major was biology which soon changed to business. The first summer during college I received a scholarship (with the help of S.I. Hayakawa) to attend a summer session at Georgetown University. During that time I worked as an intern for the United States Chamber of Commerce for half a day and went to classes during the other half. Interesting times. I was 'almost' arrested by the Executive Protection Service while protesting at the Nationalist Chinese Embassy.(we were protesting that fact that President Nixon had made his "I will go to China" speech the previous night and he had yet to receive the new ambassador from our current ally Nationalist China). Later that day the embassy called the State Department and we were allowed to return to the embassy grounds to continue our protest. During my stay in Washington, I was able to get into the committee room with ten other students when Senator Gravel of Alaska had his infamous midnight session and released the Pentagon Papers. http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc/?p=138


After graduation, I worked at Montgomery Wards for six years before being hired by Pacific Telephone. I stayed there for eighteen years serving first as a service representative (I collected on overdue bills using skip tracing as well as doing my normal duties), then three years as a market administrator (first level management). I moved over into the technical field and became a System Design Consultant and later a senior Design Consultant (second level management). My major clients were IBM and General Electric. I spent the last 18 months working with the cellular telephone unit in San Francisco.

After I left SBC (the name of the company by then) I stayed at home and took care of my infant daughter Kayla. After a year or so I started doing some substitute teaching and enjoyed it so much I went back to school for a year to get my teaching credential. I taught Lab Science for eight years and, due to the budget problems, I was reassigned to teach fourth grade classes in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 I changed schools and taught a Lab Science class at Ardenwood. I retired at the end of the school year 2011. We purchased a house with land in Hays, North Carolina large enough for the kids and their kids to visit. The house is situated on two acres in a valley with the Roaring River as a boundary. The rest of the 50 acres are forest covered with the exception of two acres I cleared. We moved there on August 1, 2012. Kayla then had her first day of school there on the 9th of August. During the first week of school, I installed the seismograph I acquired from IRIS (with financial help from the National Science Foundation) at North Wilkes High School here in Wilkes county NC. I currently substitute teach in the Wilkes county schools on days that I want to but usually I stay at home and work on the land. Julie is a business teacher at West Wilkes High School. Projects I have worked on include a light vehicle bridge spanning "Fishing Creek", a second smaller walking bridge in an area about 700 feet higher up the creek. and a third bridge I call the Railroad Bridge over the same creek on my adjacent parcel. I have built my second chicken house (actually rebuilt the first one)for our small flock of 21 chickens. We now have fifteen quail also. I installed a barn to store the tractor and other implements last year. We have enjoyed hosting five foreign exchange students here and have another one, a girl from Italy, coming in August 2017. We enjoy visits from friends and co-workers from the past.

In politics I was the Republican nominee for California State Senate twice and was elected Alameda County Republican Central Committee chairman for two years. I was an alternate Reagan delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976 and 1980 and was on the Executive Board of the State Republican Party for two years.

School Story:

Time flies. I remember having Barbara Brown as my American History teacher (her first year there). Years later I went to my nieces graduation at SLHS and Mrs. Brown was introducted as the faculty member who was there the longest. I remember Mr. Hecht, Geometry teacher, and the first class I had with him. The bell rang for another class and we convinced him that it was our lunch bell. He let us out and the next day told us that he was walking down the hallway when the principal asked him if he had a class at that time. He found out that the bell schedule did not always match his class schedule. Mr. Jensen and his science course (called BSCS II) was enjoyable even if we had to spend twenty minutes a day copying his written notes off of the green chalk board. Mr. Jensen gave his set of slides to Kerry Lawless a few years ago and I am now in possession of them. Some day they will be put back into a teaching set and used again.
I was unable to attend the 45th reunion but I am looking forward to the 50th.

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Posted on: Mar 31, 2015 at 7:41 AM

This is a picture of the rear of the house looking out toward the Roaring River. The house sits on two acres and we also own the 14 acres above the house (to the road),the 17 acres across Fishing Creek, and the 16.3 acres on the other side of the 14 acres Except for the house plot, the whole property (less two acres we cleared last year) is wooded or covered by the river.
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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 at 7:42 AM
This is a picture of the rear of the house looking out toward the Roaring River. The house sits on two acres and we also own the 14 acres above the house (to the road),the 17 acres across Fishing Creek, and the 16.3 acres on the other side of the 14 acres Except for the house plot, the whole property (less two acres we cleared last year) is wooded or covered by the river.
Posted: May 25, 2017 at 9:02 AM
Work shed and the first chicken house and run that I built (has since been rebuilt).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Fred and Me in my Science Lab at Ardenwood School in Fremont. Fred's job is to hold my lab coat and hat when I am not wearing them. He does a adequate job as a model when we go over the human bone structure.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Here are some of the students that I am mentoring for the 2009 ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) contest in Monterey.