Patty Atkins, RN, BSN
I received my RN license from San Joaquin Delta College in 1985 and then went on to Stanislaus State for my Bachelors in Nursing, graduating in 1988. I worked on the Medical Surgery floor at San Joaquin General Hospital for 8 years. I was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom while my three children were young. Once my youngest started Kindergarten, I went back to work at Linden Unified School District as their Health Clerk. During this time, I went to Fresno State to obtain my School Nursing Credential. I began working as the School Nurse for LUSD in 2003. I love my job. I love the children. Seeing students grow from elementary school to the high school is amazing. The parents in our district are very supportive of their children. It is a great district to work for.
Kimberly K. Barbagelata has been the Health Clerk for Linden Unified School District for the past 4 school years. Kim went to adult college at Delta College and received 32 Early Childhood Development credits that she applied to opening her own home based daycare that she ran for 15 years before becoming the Health Clerk for LUSD. As the Health Clerk Kim received a Red Cross CPR/AED Trainer certificate that she has used to train CPR/AED to LUSD employees and High School students. Currently Kim is working closely with Nurse Patty to complete the hearing and vision testing on all of the kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, and 8th grade students at Linden El., Waverly, Glenwood, and Waterloo Schools. Kim lives in Linden with her husband, three daughters, four dogs, and three cats. She really enjoys her time with the students and staff at the schools and loves her new career as Health Clerk and hopes for more responsibilities and projects.