Brenda Stanley grew up in Duluth, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Georgia College and has a Master of Education degree from the University of Georgia.
While teaching in Oklahoma, she completed her degree in Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Brenda was a public school teacher and principal for 43 years until her retirement in 2016.
For the past two years, Sen. Stanley has worked as a Project Manager for Rose State College and as an adjunct professor for the University of Central Oklahoma supervising student teachers.
Brenda and her husband, Fred, were married for 13 years. She was the sole caregiver for him for nine years during his battle with cancer, until his death in 2012.
She has been a member of Meadowood Baptist Church for over 30 years. She is a member of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, Del City Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Midwest City and Choctaw/Nicoma Park Schools Foundation.