Ruth Ellen Hammiller, PhD

Ruth Ellen Hammiller

Title: School Official (Retired), Psychologist
Company: Drought School
Location: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States

Ruth Hammiller, School Official (Reitred), Psychologist at the Drought School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and education.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hammiller has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of students in various capacities as a school psychologist and educator. Since 2012, she has augmented her experience as a school psychologist for the Drought School. She has previously served several different school districts in roles such as being the coordinator the Gifted and Talented Program, the Testing and ATODA Coordinator, and as the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. She has taught first and fifth grades and served as a guidance counselor. She has enriched student’s lives at many institutions, including at the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District, the Brodhead School District, the Richfield School District, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was certified in elementary education in Wisconsin in 1974, and is also a certified school psychologist, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Special Education/Pupil Services.

Dr. Hammiller credits her accomplishments to her mentors, which include her colleague Glenn Pfisterer, her piano and organ teacher Alice Walters, her psychology mentor Frances Culbertson, her colleague Susan Dannemiller and her dissertation professor Colleen Capper. Furthermore, Dr. Hammiller credits the support of her husband, parents and her best friend for providing her with encouragement and advice throughout her career. Dr. Hammiller first earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, summa cum laude, in 1974. She continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in education in 1982. She followed this with a school psychology practicum in the School District of Milton before completing another practicum at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 1994, Dr. Hammiller earned a PhD in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For her work, she has received fellowships, scholarships and funded research such as inclusion in Psi Chi, The International Society in Psychology and being selected as the Arvil S. Barr Fellow t the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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