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Notable Faculty

Capella's School of Education faculty members are active and experienced in their professions, and nearly all members hold a doctoral degree. From P–12 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty to leadership, curriculum designers, and grant writers, our faculty hold top academic credentials in the areas they teach and many are published authors. Noteworthy contributions include sitting on the Executive Board for the National Association of Community and Technical Colleges, directing an Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program, and creating a middle college high school of 240 students on a college campus.

Kim Spoor, PhD


Dr. Kim Spoor serves as faculty chair for the K–12 Studies specialization. She was principal of the Ojibwe School, a tribal grant school, and subsequently, became an assistant professor at the College of St. Scholastica. There, she served as the director of student affairs in teacher education and directed the Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program. Dr. Spoor's background also includes a 13-year career in health services, which included respiratory therapy, hemodynamic monitoring, and polysomnography. Dr. Spoor's professional interests include diversity leadership; equity education with a focus on American Indian education and culture; and qualitative research. Dr. Spoor received her BA in Social Science from The College of St. Scholastica along with an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with an emphasis in Human Development and Psychology. Dr. Spoor's PhD in Education is from Capella University.