Gloria Reid began teaching at Ohlone in August 1986. She taught reading, composition, and mythology to thousands of students. During her tenure she was selected to attend the Great Teachers Conference in Santa Barbara in 1999, and she shared her knowledge of teaching with both full-time and adjunct faculty. Upon her retirement in May 2005, after 19 years of full-time service, she was granted Emeritus status.
In addition to her diligence in the classroom, Gloria contributed to the curriculum development of Ohlone’s reading courses and the Reading and Writing Labs. She was actively involved as both labs refined their curricula to meet the needs of underprepared students. Gloria was an inspiring colleague and student mentor. In addition to sharing her knowledge, she shared her wit and good humor.
Gloria’s love of travel inspired her active participation in the development of Ohlone’s study abroad program. She recruited and led a semester abroad in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England in the Fall of 1992 and served as the interim Study Abroad Coordinator during the Spring of 1993. She led several successful Study Tours in the summer to destinations such as Greece, Italy and Costa Rica. In addition, in 1994 she represented Ohlone on an administrative tour to Vietnam. She championed international understanding with all of her students.
Gloria resides in Walnut Creek, CA and she continues to travel widely. Most recently in 2017, she traveled to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. She is active in a hiking group and she continued teaching part-time at Ohlone through 2016.