Hello! Thanks for visiting my website! My name is Andy Brennan and I have taught at Santa Rosa High since 2000. My main focus is World History and Government, but I also occasionally teach Economics. I earned my Bachelors in History at Sonoma State University, where I also earned my teaching credential. I went on to earn a certification as a National Board Certified Teacher and have worked as a mentor for new teachers. I absolutely love teaching and working with students! You can click on the menu to the left to see a more in-depth explanation of my teaching philosophy.






Experience Gallery

I often talk about various experiences I have had as it relates to the curriculum, which sometimes surprises students. After constant requests, I have included a gallery of some of those activities.


Geek Experience

Pirate Faire
Comic Con


Military Experience

Check Point Charlie Gulfwar
Visiting East Berlin, 1988
Fulda Gap, Iron Curtain, 1988
Gulf War I, 1991

Diving Experience

Cenote Diving, Yucatan, Mexico
Shark Diving, Freeport, Bahamas
Wreck Diving, Oahu
Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Salt Point State Park
Abalone Diving, Salt Point State Park
Lobster Diving, Channel Islands


Public Safety Experience

Monte Rio Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Firefighter    
Monte Rio Volunteer Fire Department
 Wildland fire, Middletown
Monte Rio Volunteer Fire Department
Rope Rescue Training, Russian River
Monte Rio Volunteer Fire Department
Swift Water Rescue
Sonoma County Sheriff's Dive Team
Training Officer
Sonoma County Sheriff's Dive Team
Recovery Operation, Russian River


Political Experience




President of Santa Rosa Teachers Association

Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat

Chance Invitation to a Political Event

Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican


Safari in Kenya
Archaeology in Guatemala
Flew a WW2 Fighter