The School of Educational Leadership faculty represents a diverse group of practitioner scholars who each possess extensive experience in P-12 education and represent a broad range of subject matter expertise. Our faculty have dedicated themselves to developing P-12 educators as world changers, excelling in the areas of the character, scholarship, and leadership through a biblical worldview of teaching and learning. Most importantly, our faculty are committed to meeting your needs as an adult learner through a theory-to-practice approach to graduate education.

School of Educational Leadership

Roxie Sporleder; MEd, EdD Associate Professor, SoEL roxie.sporleder@indwes.edu


Dr. Sporleder has had experience at every level of the education system — beginning with elementary teaching and administration through work in secondary reading and then as a professor at Montana State University. She has also had experience as an NCATE and assessment coordinator as well as a professional development provider in research-based mathematics and reading.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1967, Wheaton College
  • M.Ed., 1990, Northern Montana College
  • Ed.D., 1998, Montana State University


Dr. Sporleder's research is in beginning reading for both young children and the older low-performing reader, providing professional development to individual schools in implementing scientifically research-based reading. She is assisting in the development of a spelling test used for screening reading problems. Dr. Sporleder is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.