Kimberly Spoor has served FDLTCC as dean of education since 2020. Previously, she served Capella University from 2002 to 2020 in several capacities including academic director of accreditation and program quality; academic director of accreditation; faculty chair, teacher education and licensure programs; faculty chair, education innovation and technology; faculty chair, post-secondary and adult education; first course faculty lead; and core faculty in professional studies. She also served the College of St. Scholastica (MN) as the director of the Ojibwe Culture and Language Education Program from 1998 to 2003; as the director of student affairs, Teacher Education from 2000 to 2003; and as an instructor and as an assistant professor from 1999 to 2003. An enrolled member of the Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa, she holds an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica, a master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate from Capella University. She will visit the FDLTCC on Tuesday, May 30.

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Interview Schedule

Tuesday May 30, 2023 – Kim Spoor

8:00-8:45 AM Admin/Deans W122
9:00-9:45 AM FDL Tribal College Board of Directors & Tribal Council W122
10:00-10:45 AM Faculty (zoom option) W122
11:00-11:45 AM Foundation and Stakeholders open session Room 195
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 PM Student Open Session Room 195
2:00-2:45 PM All Campus Open Session Room 195

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