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social sciences and bilingual education educator

Mindy Toby Sperling, American social sciences and bilingual education educator. United States Department Education fellow Yeshiva University, 1982-1985; recipient Outstanding Teacher award, certified University Maryland Panhellenic Association, 1994, Baltimore Jewish Council for Educational Services grant to attend Council on Alternatives in Jewish Education Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, 1996.


Sperling, Mindy Toby was born on December 21, 1954 in New York City. Daughter of Albert and Jeanette (Klein) Goldweit.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1976. Master of Arts, New School Social Research, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Yeshiva University, 1989.


Research assistant Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1975. Nursery school teacher Women's and Children's Center, Pearl River, 1976-1977. Instructor Center Colombo-Americano, Medellin, Colombia, 1979.

Translator Escuela Nacional de Salud Publica, 1979. Trilingual executive secretary Bank Leumi Trust Company New York, 1979-1982. Intern psychological research pediatrics unit Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1983-1984.

Adjunct professor International Overseas Program, College Education University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1984-1985. Instructor Yeshiva University, New York City, 1985-1989. Program evaluation consultant multicultural education Office of Research Evaluation and Assessment, Brooklyn, 1990-1991, field consultant special research division, study on limited English proficient students, 1990-1991.

Adjunct professor Multicultural Center Jersey City State College, summer 1990, bilingual/English as Second Language program department languages and culture, William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 1990-1991. Part-time faculty department English/foreign languages, Howard Community College, 1993-1994. Bilingual listed leader Columbia II La Leche League, 1992-1997.

Founder La Leche League of Savage/Northern Laurel, 1993-1997. Provider instructional services to non-English speaking students Elkridge (Maryland) Elementary School, 1992-1993. Representative North America Conference Ethiopian Jewry, Beinei'nu (Between Us) Project, 1992-1993.

Teacher hands-on-science outreach program Bollman Bridge Elementary School, 1993. Coordinator Chaverim Bi'Golah Program Consolidated Religious School, Maryland, 1992-1994. Part-time faculty, lecturer department Spanish and Portuguese University Maryland, since 1994.

Adjunct professor University Maryland University College, 1994-1995, 97—. Teacher representative Summer Abroad program in Taxco, Mexico, University Maryland. Invited member serving on the foreign language/English as Second Language advisory committees, Howard County Board Education, 1995-1996, Magic Circuit Pre-Kindergarten, Running Brook Elementary School, FACTS.

Translator for school and community programs Running Brook Elementary School, 1995-1996. English as Second Language teacher, program consultant, bilingual teacher of educational development and teacher kindergarten readiness Family and Community Together with Schools, 1995-1996. Grant application reviewer, field reader, panel expert United States Department Education, 1995.

Presenter, speaker and consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Translator Further Studies on Family Formation Patterns and Health, 1981. Reviewer in field. Contributor articles to professional journals, poetry to magazines.


Storyteller Queensboro Public Library., 1987-1988. Bilingual leader La Leche League Ctrol. Queens, 1991; member New York City Storytelling Center, 1987-1988.

Bilingual project coordinator/parent liaison Dual Language Enrichment Program, Brook Avenue School, Bay Shore, New York, 1990-1991. Bilingual storyteller Bollman Bridge Elementary School, 1991-1994. Instructor Spanish classes on maternal child health topics for expectant parents Howard County Health Department, 1994-1995.

Water safety/swim instructor Columbia Swim Center, American Red Cross, since 1994. Coordinator Beth Shalom Youth Group grades 3-5 pre-Passover get-together, 1996. Invited guest speaker Bollman Bridge Elementary School Swim Fitness and Safety at Waterfronts for Wellness Day, 1996.

Teacher conversational Hebrew Level VIII, coordinator Israeli pen pal project at the Howard County Jewish Community School, 1995-1996. Swim instructor Beth Tifiloh Camps, Baltimore, summer, 1996, Columbia Swim Center, 1993-1998. Parent liaison middle school parent advisory council Patuxent Valley Middle School, since 1997.

Active Jhoon Rhee Institute, Columbia, 2006. Member American Psychological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Modern Language Association, Psychology Society (chair 1977-1978), Society Research Child Development, New York Academy of Sciences, International Platform Association, National Association Bilingual Education, American Academy Political and Social Science, Rockland Council for Young Children, Maryland Association for Billingual Education.


Married Jonathan Sperling, June 15, 1980. Children: Joshua, Elliot Asher.

Albert Goldweit

Jeanette (Klein) Goldweit

Jonathan Sperling

Joshua Sperling

Elliot Asher Sperling