School of Social Work

Beverly Sporleder


Co-Director, Office of Field Education & Student Services
MSW, LCSW, Washington University
117 Bellerive Hall

Beverly Sporleder is a lecturer, and the Co-Director of Field Education and student services for the Social Work Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Beverly coordinates practicum placements for the BSW students, and teaches practicum seminars for both programs. She also leads a Social Work Field Education Collaboration project in conjunction with the St. Louis University School of Social Services and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Beverly was named 1994 Lectures of the Year by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Before her affiliation with UMSL , Beverly served as Executive Director of The Child Care Center of St. Louis Inc., a United Way Agency, for 10 years. Prior to that position she worked in Laclede Town where she was a Teacher at the Berea Co-Op Nursery school.

Beverly has also taught at the St. Louis Community Collage, Meramec Campus. While there, she taught Theories/Skills, Practicum Seminars I and II, Children's Literature and Creative Activities for Children.

Beverly is actively involved in various community projects, two of which include Beyond Housing and Beacon Productions--a women’s documentary company.

Beverly received her Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown school of Social Work Washington University . She is licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Missouri. She also holds a provisional teaching Certification in Child Care. Beverly has been working in the Social Work department at UMSL for 15 years.

Special interests: youth, childcare, and women.