Annick M. Brennen, MA
Update August, 2016

A native of Fort-de-France, Martinique, Annick Mila Valleray Brennen was born the fifth of seven children of the late Gerard E. Valleray and Marguerite T. Faure Valleray. She spent her formative school years in the French educational system, where an excellent foundation was laid for her academic success in the British/American systems of education. She obtained a Baccalaureat de Technicien G1, Administrative Techniques de Gestion from Lycee Technique, Martinique. The following four years saw her at Caribbean Union College, Trinidad, and West Indies College, Jamaica (now Northern Caribbean University) where she obtained an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, respectively. In May 2001, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan (with her 4.0 GPA). She passed her comprehensive examination with honors and was inducted in Phi Kappa Phi  and Pi Lambda Theta.

Annick has a broad base of administrative experience, having served for several years as secretary to the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; administrative assistant to the president of Northern Caribbean University; secretary, accountant trainee, teller supervisor at the Bank of Nova Scotia; business owner of Professional Typing Services; office manager/accountant at Andrews University; instructor at Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, and the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute for 11 years.  She has been a trainer for 16 years

Upon her return from Andrews University, she was chosen to be the chairperson of the accreditation steering committee of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. As a result of her passionate leadership, structures and processes were changed and established that significantly improved the institution.  She is known for her exceptional work ethics, her people skills, and her drive for excellence.

She has attended many workshops and seminars on various topics in the Bahamas and the United States. She firmly believes that knowledge is useless unless it is shared and applied to "real life" situations. Thus, she compiled many of her essays, papers, and lecture notes and has made them available to all educators, principals, and educational administrators who would like to increase their knowledge and skills.

Currently, Annick's passion is about gender equality.  She volunteers on national committee and if often consulted by various agencies.  She is a freelance rapporteur and service the Women's Bureau of the Bahamas and the Crisis Center.

Annick is happily married to Barrington H. Brennen, counseling psychologist and pastor. Together, they have two adult children, Marguerite and Gerard and four grand children

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