My name is Jacquelyn Brennan, and this is my fifth year teaching Physics and my third year teaching AP Physics. This year is my first at Woodland with my other four being at North Cobb High School. I have been a Bartow Country resident for over ten years, and I am happy to be teaching in the community where I live. Prior to receiving my Master of Arts in teaching from KSU, I received an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Tech. I worked in industry for over 12 years mostly as a Project Engineer/Project Manager. I love bringing my real-world experiences into the classroom!
I stayed home with my two boys for several years, but was tempted to go back to work when Georgia Tech emailed me about a grant they had with KSU from the National Science Foundation to incent people from industry to go into the teaching profession, specifically for physics and chemistry teachers. I was awarded a scholarship to participate in the program and had many valuable experiences that ensured my success in the classroom. As a part of that program, I presented at an American Association of Physics Teacher’s conference in 2017 and at the Georgia Science Teacher Association annual conference in 2016. In our community, I have served on the board for The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter, the Cartersville City Schools PTC board as well as been a part of several Advocates for Children committees.