Brent Cappelmann Kaneft
I am the father of four girls: Kate-Austen (for Jane Austen), Emerson (for Ralph Waldo), Hadley (for Hemingway's first wife), and Scarlett (because we loved the name!). My wife Jess and I have been married since 2010, and we share a passion for writing, reading, and outdoor family adventures. Though life is always a bit busy with four children, we love having a big family, and watching our girls grow and learn has been an incredible blessing in our lives.
In 2006, after a brief time as a roofer and then a year of serving as a wilderness therapy instructor, I began my teaching career at Blue Ridge School, an all-boys boarding school in Virginia. I took a brief intermission to earn a master's degree in literature from James Madison University, and then from 2010 to 2018, I worked at Christ School, another all-boys boarding school, in Arden, NC, on the outskirts of the Pisgah National Forest. In 2018, we moved to Indianapolis, and I have since served as Park Tudor School's Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I will finish my second master's degree, this one in Educational Leadership, at Indiana University (@ Bloomington) in the spring of 2022.
I recently accepted a position at Wilson Hall (Sumter, SC), where I graduated in 2000, and I will start there in July (2022) as the Associate Head of School and Head-of-School elect for the 23-24 school year. Jess, our daughters, and I are thrilled about coming back home, and I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve such an incredible school.
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