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Lyle Sparrowgrove, Jr.

Lyle Sparrowgrove, Jr. (AK '95)


Sitka, AK

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

At the time of the Award, Lyle Sparrowgrove, Jr. was:

Blatchley Middle School
Sitka, AK

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 8

Biographical Information

"Mathematics is not an isolated part of the curriculum," says Lyle Sparrowgrove, Jr., who teaches mathematics at Blatchley Middle School in Sitka. In preparing middle school students for the integrated math programs favored by area high schools, Mr. Sparrowgrove has helped implement the Six Through Eight Mathematics (STEM) Project at his school, a program that teaches students to apply mathematical skills to real world activities and to connect mathematical ideas to all areas of the curriculum. This pilot program, pioneered at Blatchley, has led to dramatic improvement in students' skills as well as their ability to work with others. Mr. Sparrowgrove has also helped develop the Southeast Mathematics Conference, for Alaskan educators in the field of mathematics.

Additional Information


1974 Southwest State University, B.A.

Math, Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, National Standards, Professional Development, State Standards