The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation has announced that Mr. Jeff Brandes has been named as a Mt. Vernon Middle School Assistant Principal, effective October 21, 2019. Mr. Brandes comes to Mt. Vernon Schools with a wide range of skills and experience, including school improvement, behavioral support, academic support, athletics, social support, and schoolwide data.
Prior to this appointment Mr. Brandes served as the Director for Christel House Schools in Indianapolis. Before that position, he has 10 years experience as the Associate and Assistant Principal with Anderson and Marion Community Schools in which student success has been achieved by working collaboratively with all stakeholders. Mr. Brandes was part of the team that led Marion High School’s state grade to rise from an “F” to a “B.” He began his education career in 1996 as a Physical Education and Health Teacher.
Brandes shares, “As a Mt. Vernon graduate, Mt. Vernon Schools have always been and will always be close to my heart. I truly know MV is a wonderful school system and one that I’m honored to join.”
He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Dayton in 1996, and his Master of Science in Education Administration from Butler University in 2003.
Brandes has served as a coach throughout his career, most recently as the Varsity Assistant Tennis Coach at Mt. Vernon in 2018 and 2019. He also served as the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Indianapolis Broad Ripple High School for four years.
Mr. Benjamin Williams, Principal at Mt. Vernon Middle School, is excited to welcome Mr. Brandes and stated, “Mr. Brandes has had many successful experiences as a school administrator, athletic administrator, a teacher, and coach, and I believe he will have a positive impact on Mt. Vernon Middle School. His experience demonstrates that he is dedicated to ensure individual student success.”
The Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation would like to welcome Mr. Jeff Brandes to the Mt. Vernon team!