Tom Sperling, M.Ed.

Associate Faculty

Tom Sperling has been a classroom teacher and worked as a department head, Administrative Services Consultant, Director, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. His background includes curriculum, instruction, policy development, administrative procedures, and human resources. He has worked in Australia and instructed at the College and University levels in the past. After retiring from full time public school service, Tom has worked as an educational consultant and  as a Director of Leadership Learning for the College of Alberta School Superintendents. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Alvina.

Courses taught at City University 

  • Preparation for Professional Growth (ECC 509)
  • Instructional Leadership: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EEA 532)
  • Supervision of Instruction (EEA 539)
  • Human Resource Management in Education (EEA 538)


  • Director of Leadership Learning, College of Alberta School Superintendents
  • Deputy Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent
  • Director of Instructional Services
  • Sessional Instructor (Introductory College English, Social Work Program), Athabasca University
  • Sessional Instructor (Business Communications, Introductory English), Grant MacEwan Community College
  • Department Head
  • And Most Importantly, Teacher


  • Master of Education, University of Alberta
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in English, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
  • Professional Diploma of the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta