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Harvey Sperling

harvey_sperling.jpgHarvey Sperling is a consultant to the Education Department, Belmont University. He is a former Headmaster of the University School of Milwaukee, as well as a former Director of the University School of Nashville. Sperling also served as a Program Officer at The Frist Foundation. Immediately prior to his arrival at Belmont in 2016, he was an Educational Consultant to the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach & the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. Sperling has a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, an MA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Arts & Design.

Mr. Sperling serves on the Education Council, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the Board of Directors of Palmer Trinity School (Episcopal) in Miami, FL, the National Board of Advisors for the Episcopal School of Nashville, and the Board of Directors of Equal Chance for Education. He is a Leadership Nashville alumnus and a former board member, consultant, or committee member of numerous institutions and agencies including PENCIL Foundation, Nashville Alliance for Public Education (NPEF), Alignment Nashville, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Charter Committee, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (education committee), Independent Schools Association of Nashville, Independent Schools Association of the Central States, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Schools.

Although Mr. Sperling was the chief administrator of K-12 schools for many years, he continued to teach, advise, and assist students during those times. He gained a great deal of insights and inspiration from his students. During his career, he has lectured on a wide array of educational issues and also conducted seminars on Japanese art, history, and culture. At Belmont’s Education Department, he is honored and humbled to work with a remarkably talented and dedicated group of educators.