Mr. Brandon Tank

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, Nathaniel 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