Ellen Gruber Classes Taught:
ENG031 - Reading Strategies for College I
ENG032 - Reading Strategies for College II
MAT044 - Basic College Mathematics Biographical Information:BS in Education from Eastern Illinois University
MS in Education from Northern Illinois University
Began working at Ivy Tech in the fall of 1991
I have been in education all of my adult life. I have taught all levels except high school. The youngest students I have taught were three year olds at a preschool. My oldest student was here at Ivy Tech Community College. She was seventy-eight.
When I began at Ivy Tech State College in 1991, I had no idea it was going to be my professional home for more than a decade. I am currently teaching two levels of College Reading Strategies.
I love to read. I encourage my students to read for knowledge and fun. In the article, “Literacy-the Path to a More Prosperous, Less Dangerous America,” Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan wrote about Fredrick Douglass and his struggle to learn to read. The final paragraph reflects my belief about the ability to read well. “Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”