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Ruth Ellen Harris

Ruth Ellen Harris, American learning therapist. Recipient Merit Teacher award, Shorewood Public Schools, 1966-1967, Achievement and Recognition Outstanding Leadership award, State Wisconsin Jaycettes, 1975; Bush Leadership fellowship, 1975-1977. Member of Eau Claire County Mental Health Association (president 1974-1975), Association Children Learning Disabilities, International Reading Association.

Background

Harris, Ruth Ellen was born on September 18, 1943 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Maurice Daniel and Naomi K. (Kimball) Harris.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1965. Master of Science in Reading Disabilities, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1969. Master of Science in Learning Disabilities, University Minnesota, 1974.

Master of Science in Special Education Emotionally Disturbed, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1976.

Career

Elementary teacher 4th grade Lake Bluff Elementary School, Shorewood, Wisconsin, 1965—1968. Director, learning therapist Northwest Reading Clinic, Eau Claire, since 1969. Educational consultant in-service presentations reading and learning disabilities, since 1969.

Organizer Volumes Vision, Eau Claire Area School District Students, 1970—1975, Volunteer Tutoring Program, Sacred Heart Hospital Psychiatric Ward, Eau Claire, 1974—1975. Member professional advisory board Wisconsin Association Children Learning Disabilities, 1971—1986. School commissioner Eau Claire School District, 1971—1986, vice president, 1973—1976.

Reading consultant transitional year program University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1973—1974. Local interviewer Bush Foundation, Minneapolis, since 1977.

Membership

Member of Eau Claire County Mental Health Association (president 1974-1975), Association Children Learning Disabilities, International Reading Association.