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Kimberly Springle '08 Honored as an Alumna of Distinction

We are thrilled to congratulate Kimberly Springle, CGP class of 2008, on her recent award as a SUNY Oneonta Alumna of Distinction! This prestigious acknowledgement is given to alumni who demonstrate leadership, character, and service, and who have made significant professional contributions to their field and communities. Kimberly has been doing amazing work, as you’ll see below.

Way to go, Kimberly! We are so proud of you!

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Kimberly Springle '08

Kimberly E. Springle '08 is an Historian with a focus on community history. Her research interests include 20th Century African American History, the history of public education, and capturing the untold stories of lesser known contributors to society.

Kimberly presently serves as the Executive Director of the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, the official museum and repository for DC Public Education. In her capacity, she is the steward of the Historic Museum site and serves as the Historian and Archivist for the DC Public School System. Kimberly is also the Founder and Principal of K.E. Springle Cultural Consulting, serving communities and individuals nationwide in preserving their cultural assets and lecturing on topics related to history and cultural heritage.

Kimberly is passionate about educating the public about Washington DC’s rich history and culture and has been credited with transforming and shaping the Sumner Museum into the cultural gem that it is today, highlighting the pride and legacy of DC Public Schools. She also assists researchers and visitors from all over the country and many parts of the world and produces a variety of public and educational programs to further engage the broader community of all ages with the Museum’s mission and collections.

Over her 18-year career in the museum field, Kimberly has worked with various cultural institutions including the Smithsonian, National Museum of American History and with Lord Cultural Resources, a Canadian-based museum consulting firm. She currently serves on the Executive Board of National Council on Public History (NCPH), is a founding Board Member of Friends of Sumner 501(c)(3) Organization and is a member of the Editorial Review Board and Diversity and Inclusion Committee for American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). In addition, she is Vice President of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, DC State Organization Chapter, which promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education worldwide.

Kimberly earned her Master of Arts Degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with a Minor in African American Studies from College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. She is a proud native of Greenville, South Carolina.

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