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Jennifer L. Ellis

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Instructor

Contact Information

600 North 21st St.
Superior, WI 54880
Email Jennifer Ellis
715.394.6677
ext. 6346

Degree

A.A., Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa
B.A., The College of St. Scholastica; Duluth, Minn.
Cert., Montgomery County Community College; Blue Bell, Penn.
M.S., Chestnut Hill College; Philadelphia, Penn.

Biography

As a clinician in rural, urban and suburban settings, Jennifer Ellis has experienced first-hand the varied needs of the growing population of older adults. With over 20 years of experience in long-term care, home health and hospice, Ellis has the knowledge and experience for demonstrating the skills-based learning that is necessary in the field of gerontology.

As an instructor at WITC, Ellis' goal is to harness the passion students have in their chosen field of study. She believes that working with older adults is considered a calling that is often motivated by personal and/or professional experiences with the aging population. Ellis strives to harness this motivation by tapping into student's experiences and using course work that is supported by what is happening in the real world. With courses in specialized areas of gerontology including dementia/Alzheimer's disease, death and dying and the Caregiver Fundamentals course specifically created at WITC, Ellis says the gerontology program trains practitioners to address the needs of those in our community.

In her spare time, Ellis enjoys cooking, baking, reading and spending time with family. A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Ellis also enjoys all the things that make life so great living on Lake Superior - bonfires, swimming, fishing and watching winter sports.

Jennifer Ellis, WITC-Superior Gerontology - Aging Services Professional  Instructor

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"My passion for teaching stems from being surrounded by educators personally and professionally, whether it was people working in education or seeking it for themselves. I am a person who likes to be educated, always curious about obtaining more information to be a better clinician and educator. Working with students feeds that desire; seeing the world through their eyes, empowering them to make a difference in the community and working as a team to better educate ourselves so we can help others in need." Jennifer Ellis"