|Shawn L. Brann
| Gil Trenum
|14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112
|12038 Hooker Lane
Nokesville, VA 20181
The Prince William County School Board voted September 21 to select Mr. Shawn L. Brann to fill the seat of Brentsville District School Board Member Gil Trenum on an interim basis while Mr. Trenum is deployed on active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
As provided by law, Mr. Trenum retains his title as the elected School Board member for the Brentsville District and will resume his position upon his discharge from active duty. During Mr. Trenum’s deployment, he has been relieved from the duties of his office as a School Board member and Mr. Brann is now vested with all the powers, authority, rights and duties of that office. Please direct any communications relating to School Board business to Mr. Brann, who can be reached at email@example.com or 571-643-1296.
Shawn L. Brann
A senior technical writer for General Dynamics Mission Systems, Mr. Brann has over 21 years’ experience working in the local community, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community on highly-regarded and dynamic government contracts. He has seven years’ experience in education, including teaching Language Arts at Woodbridge High School, where he also served as a teacher on administrative assignment, performing all the duties of a high school assistant principal. He coached high school lacrosse as an assistant coach for varsity and head coach for junior varsity.
Mr. Brann has been an active volunteer in the Piney Branch Elementary School community. He has served on the Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) budget committee led by Gil Trenum since 2012; on the PWCS Safe Schools Advisory Council for multiple years, including a year as chairman; and on multiple school boundary committees. He has served as a youth soccer coach for the Virginia Soccer Association and Northern Virginia Soccer Club and serves as committee chair and Chartered Organization Representative of Cub Scouts Pack 1343 at Piney Branch Elementary School.
Mr. Brann is a graduate of George Mason University, where he earned Bachelor degrees in both English and Speech Communication and a Master’s degree in Education, Secondary Education specialty. He also received certification in Mason’s Educational Leadership Licensure Program for administrative licensure.
A native of Virginia’s historic Northern Neck, Mr. Brann and his wife Julie have resided in Prince William County since 1998. They have two children who attend Piney Branch Elementary School and Gainesville Middle School.
Gil Trenum is serving his third term on the School Board as the representative from the Brentsville Magisterial District. He previously served as Vice Chairman in 2010 and 2014. He and his wife Michelle have had three children attend Prince William County schools. The oldest two, Austin and Cody, attended Brentsville District High School, and Cody is a student in his junior year at Virginia Tech University. Their youngest, Walker, is a sophomore at Brentsville District High School. Mr. Trenum and his family have lived in Prince William County since 1996, when he was assigned shore duty at the Pentagon as a nuclear submarine officer.
Mr. Trenum graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and earned a Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He served as an active duty US Navy officer for 12 years and continues to serve his country as a Navy Reserve Commander supporting the Office of Naval Research. Before serving his first term in 2007, Mr. Trenum served as the Brentsville District representative to the Prince William County 2006 Citizens Bond Committee. He and his family are members of Manassas Assembly of God Church in Bristow where he taught Sunday school classes for 4-year-olds for many years.
Mr. Trenum is currently a senior systems engineer and technical manager with Leidos, Inc. He has worked in national security, the field of intelligence, and information systems for over 20 years.