Dennis W. Sproule, National Board Member

person with Canine Companions service dog

Dennis Sproule was matched with Hearing Dog Harris, his first hearing dog, in May 1997. As a national board member, he’s made numerous live and media presentations on behalf of Canine Companions. In his professional life, Dennis has been a special education teacher for the Aphasia Program, a program specialist, coordinator and director of Special Education, SELPA director, and Due Process special education specialist.

Dennis earned undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Speech Pathology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Science, with a major in Education from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds credentials in both speech language pathology and school administration. While at Fullerton, Dennis was honored as the Outstanding Graduate in Educational Administration.

When not fulfilling his Canine Companions board duties, Dennis works in leadership at the First Presbyterian Church in San Pedro, as the Clerk of Session.