Graduated from Deer Park High School in 1977. Graduated from Central Washington University in 1982. Married his high school sweetheart Sharon in 1982. Sharon taught at Onalaska elementary for nine years and was the elementary principal for five years. After working at Onalaska she was the superintendent at Toledo for ten years. Presently working for Washington State Leadership Academy. They have two beautiful daughters both graduated from Onalaska: Brittney in 2002 and Alida in 2004. Dennis has four grandchildren Morgan, Kellan, Quinn, and Emory. Dennis earned his Masters in Education in 2014. In 2012 Coach Bower was inducted in the Washington State Basketball Hall of Fame. That same year he earned his 500 career win and in 2013 he was honored as the NFHS National Basketball Coach of the Year. A 36 year veteran of teaching Dennis is extremely blessed and honored to be an Onalaska Logger!
Students working on projects
Period 1 - Video Productions - 8:15 - 9:05
Period 2 - Video Productions - 9:14 - 10:06
Carmen Cleveland mentoring 2nd graders
Period 3 - U.S. History - 10:10 - 11:02
Period 4 - U.S. History - 11:06 - 11:58