Phone: (352) 291-4000 x 56706
Degrees and Certifications:
Professional Educator Certificate - English Grades 6-12, Florida Department of Education Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing, Southern New Hampshire University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design
Mr. Brandon Tank
A short autobiography for the curious
This is my fifth year at WPHS. I also teach English at College of Central Florida. My three children, Kryztov, Lydia, and Xander, are super-awesomely smart and creative. You might have met my wife when she was a teacher at Romeo Elementary School, but now she’s a high school English teacher, too. I used to have not-as-good-as-being-a-teacher jobs, like graphic designer and GameStop zombie.
Lacking any interesting hobbies, I occasionally pass the time by reading or writing. Time spent with my kids building with Legos is always fun, too. We also enjoy playing board games, Mario Kart, Minecraft, Magic: The Gathering, and Pokémon TCG. My favorite novelists are Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Hardy, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens. What else… I love pushing myself physically and mentally to see what I’m capable of and what perceived limitations I’m able to overcome.
A short list of recommended reading
Enchiridion – Epictetus
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
Into the Wild – John Krakauer
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Tao Te Ching – Laozi
Self-Reliance – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca – Seneca