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Join us in making a meaningful impact through our annual events that contribute to the Panther Fund. Your support directly enables us to uphold our mission of nurturing a diverse student community within a safe and supportive environment. The Panther Fund plays a vital role in advancing key priorities such as academics, financial aid, art, athletics, and technology. Your participation drives the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each independent student. Let's come together to create a brighter future for our students and their education.

Brent Lewis     Donor Development Director


Brent was born and raised here in Wichita, graduating from South High School in 1995.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Wichita State University and served as an infantry squad leader in the US Army Commander-In-Chief’s Guard after 9/11.  After completing his Army service, Brent returned to Kansas and earned a master’s degree in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University.

Over the next 17 years, he taught financial literacy, investing and Spanish classes while also coaching boys’ soccer and track, first at Heights High School and then at North High.  Brent also founded and operated his own small financial planning firm during this time.  Then, after the turbulence of the first year of the COVID pandemic in Wichita schools, Brent was elected President of the United Teachers of Wichita with the aim of being a stabilizing force during that difficult time.

After the pandemic had subsided and Brent learned he and his wife, Sarah Lopez-Lewis, were expecting twins, he stepped down from his role with United Teachers of Wichita.  While eager to join Mr. Davis and his excellent team at The Independent School, he finished the remainder of his annual teaching contract and made the move to TIS during the summer.  Brent and Sarah have 7 children/stepchildren after the birth of those twin girls and live in Haysville, Kansas.

Contact Information

316.686.0152 EXT 401