- Southern Adventist University in TN: Bachelors of Science
- Elementary Education K-8 Teacher Certification Program
- Florida Educator Professional Certificate Elementary K-6 & Middle Grade Integrated Curriculum 5-9
Mrs. Brannaka started her career teaching Grades 2-7 in a One-Teacher School. She later taught Grades 1-4 in a Two-Teacher School. After teaching first grade in Miami she stayed home and taught her two sons K-12. When her sons enrolled in college she started teaching 6th grade science (17 years) and is very excited about teaching 5th grade science/social studies.
Mrs. Brannaka and her husband, Chuck, have a small farm with a persimmon orchard, blueberries, grape vines and two greenhouses. Her two sons grew up on the farm but the oldest now teaches at an international school in Taiwan. He is married to a Taiwanese and has very active twin girls. The youngest son is a Chemistry Professor at Walla Walla University in Washington State. He is married and has two daughters 8 and 4 years old.
Mrs. Brannaka enjoys gardening, hiking, canoeing/kayaking or just being outdoors with family or friends. She and her husband also enjoy traveling to see their granddaughters.