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Phyllis Ruppert

Phyllis teaches many courses in the Coe ESL and CESA programs, including Oral Grammar, Pronunciation/Accent Modification, Communication, Reading, Writing, Reading/Writing Workshop and CESA Seminar.


  • B.A., English Secondary Education, Quincy College
  • M.A., Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa
  • Iowa and Illinois teaching certificates

Languages Studied:

  • Latin
  • French
  • Signed English
  • American Sign Language

Countries Visited:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands


  • Traveling, especially to national parks such as Giant Sequoia, Denali, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone
  • Volunteer work for the American Cancer Society and the local health food cooperative
  • Local folk music
  • Horseback riding
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Gardening and prairie restoration projects
  • Visiting with family, friends and neighbors
  • Drinking coffee