Tom Brennan
9 thru 12
Poteau High School
6th period

About Me

AP U.S. History, AP Government, American History
BA: Political Science and Speech and Drama (1993); MA: Political Science (1996)

National Board Certified Teacher (2004)

Attended Cambridge University 2011 Summer Workshop - Cambridge, United Kingdom
2017 Attended Conference - Lincoln and Civil War - Oxford University, England

Table Leader for AP Scoring for Human Geography

I love to teach history and I take very seriously the trust that is placed in me to teach the next generation.  I hope my enthusiasm for learning, teaching and sharing history and social sciences will inspire my students.  I grew up in Hartshorne and my first teaching job was at Tulsa Edison in the late 90s.  My wife Suzanne and I have been married since 1997, moved to Poteau in 2000 and we have three children, two have graduated from PHS and one is a junior.  I enjoy running and biking.   I also love to travel.  I enjoy the national parks and long distance backpacking.  I also enjoy traveling the world in search of adventure, knowledge, and learning about new cultures and sharing that with students.




Current Year

AP U.S. History

AP Human Geography

American History

Academic Bowl Coach

Sometimes but not this year - 

AP Government 

AP European History

World History



Daily Schedule

Teacher name:  Tom Brennan

Grade taught:  9-12                Extra duties: Academic Bowl              Planning period: 6th

Email address:

Daily Schedule:

1st hour – American History

2nd hour – AP Human Geography

3rd hour – AP United States History

4th hour – American History

5th hour – American History

6th hour – Plan

7th hour – American History