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Brecksville-Broadview Heights Teachers Attending Presidential Inauguration

Brecksville-Broadview Heights teachers Sean Brennan and Mike McNamara enjoy working experiences like this one into their lessons.

When President Barack Obama makes his inaugural address on Monday, there will be at least two members of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights community in attendance. 

High school teacher Sean Brennan and middle school teacher Mike McNamara left for Washington D.C. on Saturday with Brennan’s brother-in-law. Both teachers have attended Presidential Inaugurations before—McNamara in 2009 and Brennan in 2009, 2005 and 2001—but they’re still excited. 

Both teachers enjoy using experiences like this in their lessons. McNamara is even live-Tweeting his trip so students can follow along.

Patch has pulled all of McNamara's live tweets in this story for your convenience: Tweeting at the Inauguration: Teacher's Tweets

Brennan said Rep. Dave Joyce helped the two get their tickets this year, after Joyce visited Brennan’s class in December.

Brennan, who calls himself a “history/political junkie,” said he likes to see the U.S. political system in action. Rather than actually fighting over the top spot in power, the United States leaves it up to the voters. 

“It’s just something we can’t take for granted,” he said. Brennan, a Democrat, is also involved in politics himself, as the president of Parma’s City Council. 

Check back after the Inauguration to hear more about Brennan and McNamara’s trip. 

Kathy Wojtowicz January 21, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Hey Jim, Today is a federal holiday. Children are not in school. These teachers went because they love their profession and the topic they teach, social studies. So sad you have such a biased outlook on life.
The Pledge January 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Joe " The Pledge" seems you wish to dominate..... things are going to change in a big way for you...step 1 you are going to lose your job ...sorry you are tenured... you will be teaching a class on " how to tie your shoes"
The Pledge January 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Lyn are you out there yu called Tivisano yesterday he told you to take a hike what was it " Its about the kids" no levy without a vote every 5 years
The Pledge January 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Joe the pledge how are you? The parents of the district are going to demand your removal
The Pledge January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM
The Patch seems to refuse to invite decent

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