Popular Royal Center math teacher joins Ivy Tech Logansport

LOGANSPORT, Ind.—Rebecca Groff, a well-respected mathematics teacher in north central Indiana, will bring her teaching skills to postsecondary education as a new instructor at the Logansport campus of Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.

Groff was most recently at Pioneer Junior-Senior High School in Royal Center, Ind., where she instructed students in algebra, geometry and pre-calculus, including a dual-credit pre-calculus class through Ivy Tech. While at Pioneer, she served as academic teams coach, including as math coach for Superbowl and Midwest Conference competitions, as well as coach of the varsity boys and girls swim team. Before joining Royal Center in 2004, she taught mathematics at Lincoln Middle School and All Saints Middle School, as well as Logansport High School where she served as mathematics department chair and also coached academic competition teams as well as varsity swimming and track.

A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, Groff has continued her education with a variety of post-graduate work. She earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University in 2011.

Her professional memberships include National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Pioneer Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, National Education Association and the Indiana Association of High School Swim Coaches. She has served as president of the Boone Township Advisory Board; in leadership positions with the Pioneer Teachers Association; and as a member of the Royal Center Library Board, and is past president of Tri Kappa Sorority and past treasurer of Pioneer Athletic Boosters, Pioneer Band Boosters and Pioneer Youth Baseball League. She volunteers for the Emmaus Mission Benevolence Center and Salvation Army food pantry and kitchen.

“Well-known in the Logansport/Royal Center area, Rebecca brings a wealth of educational experience, as well as a lifetime of community and civic involvement, that will greatly support Ivy Tech’s mission in north central Indiana,” said Rodni Lytle, dean of Technology for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region. “Rebecca is well-respected by her peers. We know she will bring her high standards of integrity and high expectations of her students with her to Ivy Tech and have no doubt this talented and popular teacher will be a great asset to our students at the Logansport campus.”

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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