Joan Brennan is the parent of 4 sons, an experienced middle-school educator and inventor of the Reading Focus Cards, physical and digital tools for readers of all ages (U.S. Patents 7,565,759 & 8,360,779). A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with teaching certification from the State of Missouri (K-12), she has taught grades 6 through 8 for more than 18 years and gifted students for more than 14 of those years.
Mrs. Brennan is also the founder of Brennan Innovators, LLC, which designs and provides her reading tools made in St. Louis to parents, teachers and schools in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, she is also an executive board member of the Inventors Association of St. Louis and the Illinois innovators and Inventors (i3).