Brent began his career in education in 1996, teaching 4th and 5th grade for 15 years before transitioning into administration. For the past eight years he has served as the principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District.
Passionate about educational technology, Brent is always on the lookout for new ways tech can engage students and families while increasing student achievement. While in the classroom, he used math review videos and iPod flash cards to promote 24/7 learning, and his students shared their learning with the world through their daily blog and classroom podcast.
Now in an administrative role, Brent strives to help educators improve their practice by integrating technology into their classrooms and schools to maximize student learning and strengthen connections. He shares what he has learned through Twitter (@brentcoley), his blog, and his "Teaching Tales" podcast.
In 2019, Brent became a published author, releasing Stories of EduInfluence: 10 Life-Changing Powers to Unleash in Your School with EduMatch Publishing. Described by one reader as "Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul," each chapter contains personal stories from more than two decades in the classroom and front office, stories illustrating the life-changing power all educators possess.
When not working, Brent loves spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys reading and playing golf.