I have three passions: teaching, photography, and travel.
I taught in public high schools for 32 years. I began my teaching career as a specialist working with the visually impaired but soon was called upon to teach a required nine-week course "Social Living". It was always a challenge to pack everything from birth to death into half of a semester. My experience teaching, and that of my students in Social Living, is the subject of a documentary "Hi I'm Nancy Rubin".
I've always loved traveling, particularly the aspect of meeting new people, new cultures, and lifestyles so removed from my own. I have always loved photographing the people I meet in my travels and after retiring from teaching I took up photography more seriously. During Covid, my camera was my best friend, keeping me company while on my daily walks. I love capturing the beauty of both nature and the people I meet when walking.
Some of my most cherished experiences have come when I am able to combine photography and travel.
My website showcases these three passions.
(2023) Invited Juror Choice Award for Aging Well for All: Celebrating the Strength and Wisdom of Women
(2023) The Sunday Paper
(2023) "Hi, I'm " nominated for Rockie Award by BANFF World Media Festival
(2023) FOREVER FIT: Exercising for Life photos with text (in English and Spanish) LifeLong Health Center Richmond, CA
(2022) Featured in documentrary "Hi, I'm Nancy Rubin"
(2022) FOREVER FIT: Exercising for Life photos with text North Berkeley Senior Center
(2013) Launched Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area on social media
(1994) Book published: Ask Me if I Care: Voices from an American High School
(1991) Featured in the CALIFORNIA MONTHLY (UC Alumni Magazine)
(1989) An article about my class was featured in LIFE Magazine
(1984) Interviewed by Jane Pauley on the TODAY show
Feature: Julia Montrond, 90 and still dancing
2931 Eskridge Rd STE B, Fairfax, VA 22031
When: June 24th — July 24th, 2023
Award: Invited Juror Choice Award Aging Well for All: Celebrating the Strength and Wisdom of Women
Learn more: https://mosaicarts.site/upcoming-exhibitions/
FOREVER FIT: Exercising for Life
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center
150 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Faces of Fatherhood
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
Monday - Thursday: 1o:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Secondary Credential UC Berkeley (1978)
MA Special Education San Francisco State University (1969)
Special Education Credential San Francisco State University (1969)
Elementary Education Credential San Francisco State University (1969)
BA UC Berkeley (1967)