Biography

 

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


Wedding
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
Cenote Diving, Yucatan, Mexico
Shark Diving, Freeport, Bahamas
Wreck Diving, Oahu
Abalone
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


Left

Center

Right

President of Santa Rosa Teachers Association

Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat

 
Chance Invitation to a Political Event

Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican


Adventures


Safari in Kenya
Archaeology in Guatemala
Motorcycling
 
Flew a WW2 Fighter
 
Skydiving