Educator. BornРAug. 2, 1929 in Hartselle, Ala. ParentsРGeorge Olen and Mary Louise (Jones) Sparkman. MarriedРWanda Phillips, Sept. 13, 1952. ChildrenРThree. EducationРFlorence State University BS, 1952; University of Alabama, M.S., 1958; Ed.S., 1961; Auburn University, Ed.D., 1971.  Taught at Bear Creek (Alabama) High School, 1954-1955, and assistant principal, 1955-1957; principal in Tuscumbia, Ala., 1958-1965, and assistant superintendent, 1965-1967; professor and part-time consultant at Auburn University, 1969-1970; teacher and administrator in Jackson (Miss.) public schools, 1970-1973; county superintendent in Richland Co. (S.C.) District One, 1971-1973; became assistant superintendent, Hartselle (Alabama) schools in 1975-1980; Guntersville City Schools, Superintendent, 1980- . MemberРAmerican Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi.


Contemporary Authors online.


Blueprint for a Brighter Child. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1975.

How Well Does Your Child Read? Hartselle, Ala.; Brandman Press, 1979.


Reading Skills Competency Tests. West Nyack, N.Y.; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1978.

Reading Skills Competency Tests, Advanced Level. West Nyack, N.Y.; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1978.