Ann Arbor, Michigan and Emporia, Kansas 1963-1998
Dale W. Greiner began his teaching career in 1963 at a graduate assistant in biology at what was then known as Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia (now Emporia State University). He taught at KSTC for two years before moving to Ann Arbor, MI to work on a PhD at the University of Michigan, where he had a teaching fellowship from 1967-1970. Dale completed his master’s degree at the University of Michigan and began teaching in the two Ann Arbor high schools. He taught 28 years in the Ann Arbor Schools. He taught biology for 9 years at Pioneer High School, one year at a junior high, and then transferred to Huron High School where he taught biology for 18 years.
Dale put extraordinary efforts into his teaching, spending countless hours preparing teaching materials.
During his career teaching high school biology, Dale also coached varsity tennis for high school boys and girls. He received the Michigan Coach of the Year Award in 1979 and the Michigan Tennis Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award in 1986 for his high school girls’ tennis.