As an elementary school teacher with the Buena Park School District in Buena Park, California, Mel Brencius supports the academic and personal development of children in grades four through six. His responsibilities in this position, which he has held since 1998, range from preparing students for various standardized exams to integrating technology into his lesson plans. His role with the Buena Park School District also involves collaborating with fellow teachers and supervisors, in addition to regularly engaging with parents. In 2021 Mel Brencius became a home care provider with In-Home Support Services (IHSS) in Los Angeles, a role that allows him to provide comprehensive support to his brother.
Mr. Brencius holds a Master of Arts in Education Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds an AA in liberal arts and a teaching credential.
When he is not preparing lesson plans or assisting his brother with a variety of daily activities, Mel Brencius’ personal interests include listening to live music, going to sports events, traveling, spending time with family, and following Chicago Cubs baseball.