Brent Kaneft

I am a father of three girls: Kate-Austen (for Jane Austen), Emerson (for Ralph Waldo), and Hadley (for Hemingway's first wife). My wife Jess and I have been married since 2010, and we share a passion for writing, reading, and family adventures. I have taught in boarding schools since 2006, with a brief intermission for my master's program. From 2010-2018, I worked at Christ School in Arden, NC, on the outskirts of the Pisgah National Forest. In 2018, I accepted a position at Park Tudor School (Indianapolis) as its next Director of Curriculum and Instruction. We are now Hoosiers and live in Irvington, just east of downtown.

Experience

Teacher

Though I serve as a full-time administrator now, I still teach one section of American Literature, which is my favorite class to teach. In the past, I have taught AP Language and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, and American Novel: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, 20th-Century Americana, Introduction to Genres, and Writing Essentials. 

Department Chair

Before arriving at Park Tudor School, I had the pleasure of chairing the English Department at Christ School. I value the culture we developed: supportive, honest, and open. Though I will miss these colleagues and friends, I look forward to being part of a similar culture at Park Tudor School. 

Outdoor Program

Rock climbing has been a passion of mine since 2002. At Christ School, I led the rock-climbing program. Indianapolis doesn't offer too many options in the way of rock climbing, but we have discovered the rock-climbing gyms in the area, which are especially useful during the Indiana winter.

Coach

From 2011-2016, I served as the Associate Head Football Coach for Christ School. As a Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach, I helped lead Christ School to a 54-15 record, earning State Runners-Up in 2012, 2015, and 2016. 

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