Jan. 23, 2019
Dee Henry is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional who is also certified to teach wheelchair tennis. She loves teaching all levels of tennis and coached the women’s tennis team at Biola beginning in 1971. Her students have opportunities to assist her in tennis programs designed for a wide range of ages, abilities and disabilities. Having devoted her professional life to the sport of tennis, she sees it as a microcosm, a miniature life setting, where one can experience thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the opportunity to cheat or to be cheated. Strong focus is on how to make tennis decisions that have to be made very quickly and that the response determines the outcome. The true value of tennis is when the students understand that tennis is more than a game, it is training ground for learning about life. In 2016 Dee Henry was the recipient of the Southern California Special Olympics Tennis Coach of the Season and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.
Dale Sprowl teaches critical thinking, writing and literature at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. During summers she administrates the Young Writer’s Project at UCI. Her work with the UCI Writing Project began in 1981 in professional development coursework in cognition and composition. She also has contributed to the UCIWP texts on the teaching of writing. Her first chapbook, The Colors of Water, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. Her poems have also appeared in Pearl, Fire, A New Song, Ancient Paths, and Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places. She earned her bachelors degree in humanities and in history as well as a masters degree in history from Pepperdine University. Her affiliation with the school has continued by teaching in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and by supervising elementary and secondary student teachers. She is an Educator Associate for the American Psychoanalytic Association. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband and youngest daughter while her older daughter attends graduate school and her son works.