Mark Sparvell, | Snr Mgr School Leader Audience Worldwide Public Sector – Education Microsoft Corporation, USA (425) 305-1781 Mobile | marksp@microsoft.com Twitter: @sparvell | Skype: sparvell


Brief Bio:

Mr. Mark Sparvell is Senior Manager, School Leader Audience Strategy in Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, working with education leaders and organizations globally to identify innovative practice, build community and build capacity by leveraging digital solutions.

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Mark’s previous roles include school leadership and teaching for 20+ years. As Associate Director, Professional Learning with Principals Australia Institute, Mark designed and delivered professional learning for leaders across Australia and Asia Pacific. Mark has taught both pre-service and post-graduate studies at Flinders University, Australia. Mark developed Australia’s largest online community of practice for schools leaders providing innovative blended synchronous and asynchronous experiences.


Mark’s education leadership is documented in numerous professional publications and he generates much content to maintain an influential professional social media footprint. His work as educator and leader has been recognized for its impact with Australian and international awards. Mark is a frequent speaker at education events on topics such as 21st Century Learning Design, Online Communities, Social Media and Youth Identity, Education Leadership, the Knowledge Economy and Education and Reimagining Curriculum.


His education includes a Bachelor of Education and he is currently obtaining his Master of Education in Leadership and Management.













6 thoughts on “About

  1. Mark is a social, positive-critical principal with connections all over the world.
    His drive to help education shift to the next level has no limits and he works hard to achieve that.
    Mark is a treasure for education around the world.
    Mathijs ter Bork, teacher of the year 2010-2011 from the Netherlands

  2. It’s been an exciting journey watching Mark achieve so much over the 15 or so years that I’ve worked with him; we all knew from the first meeting that he was a guy that was ‘going places”. So pleased to have been able to work with him and learn from him when he was at my school.

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