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Alan Sparrow Virtual Celebration 

Career Highlights

Alan Sparrow 1993 yearbook photo

Alan Sparrow becomes head of school in July 1992.

Alan Sparrow with his puppets

First Puppet Greeting takes place in winter of 1992.

Middle School Ground Breaking

In August of 1994, the new Middle School building opens on the Lincoln Street Campus. 

McCarthey Campus ribbon cutting

McCarthey Campus opens in December 2002.

all faculty and staff photo

In spring of 2003, Alan started the ombudsperson program in partnership with Doug Wortham, our beloved French teacher. 

Mt. Olivet map

Mt. Olivet property aquired in December 2010, after an act of Congress. 

McCarthey Campus with kids running

Rowland Hall becomes a Malone Family Foundation School in spring of 2011.

soccer players play on soccer field

In March 2014, Alan oversaw the acquisition and opening of the soccer fields on the Steiner Campus. 

In June of 2020, Alan Sparrow retires as head of school at Rowland Hall. 

Alan arrived at our school in 1992, deeply committed to excellence in education, and he will leave us with a legacy of leadership that has nurtured our community across generations.

Alan oversaw the development of a more diverse and inclusive student body, the growth of preeminent academic and co-curricular programs, and the construction and renovation of multiple campus facilities, including the opening of the McCarthey Campus in 2002 and the Steiner Athletic Fields in 2014.

As learners, educators, families, alumni, and staff, we’re eternally grateful for his service.


Tribute Film to Alan Sparrow


Reading of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Since 1992, Alan Sparrow has been reading The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka to each Lower School class. The students look forward to this reading each year!


Alan Through the Years

Honoring Alan Sparrow


Portrait of Alan Sparrow

Alan's portrait, painted by Salt Lake artist Jeff Hein, will be hung in the McCarthey Campus Parlor.

Painted portrait of Alan Sparrow


Honoring Alan's Legacy

The Alan C. and Nancy M. Sparrow Field House

Honor Alan With a Gift

After an extraordinary 28 years at Rowland Hall, Head Learner Alan Sparrow is putting the finishing touches on his career. As a tribute to Alan, we’ve established the Alan C. Sparrow Scholarship.

Gifts received in Alan's honor will establish the Alan C. Sparrow Scholarship, an endowed fund to support students in need of financial aid. Your support will help make a Rowland Hall education a reality for students who may not otherwise be able to attend the school.

Give Now


That's All, Folks!

Alan and Nancy Sparrow at an auction

You Belong at Rowland Hall