Kent Yamane, B.S.


Kent joined Wanzenberg and Associates in 2018 as Executive Functioning coach. Kent maintains extensive training in EF best practice, including PESI Certification (Executive Function Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies to Improve Metacognitive and Self-Regulation Skills) and CogniSuite/The Kinetic Classroom training (Executive Function and Cognitive-Physical Activities).

Kent graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. At Olivet, he also earned middle school endorsements for Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, ESL, and PE. 

Kent has a prolific athletic background and is a NASM certified personal trainer. Some of his hobbies include soccer, bodybuilding, video games, movies, and gastronomy. Kent brings critical principles of personal training to the classroom and EF setting.

After graduating from Olivet, Kent spent the summer of 2014 teaching English in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. Subsequently, he taught 6th-8th grade Social Studies for three years at Calvary Academy in South Holland, Illinois.

In 2017, Kent rounded out his experience supporting exceptional learners as a teaching assistant at Madison Elementary School in Wheaton. He simultaneously spent his mornings and evenings as a personal trainer at Wheaton Sport Center. The following year, Kent accepted a position at Algonquin Middle School as a 7th grade Science and Social Studies teacher.

Kent is excited to learn more about our kids and young adults,  and —above all—  support them in preparation for their journeys ahead. He loves working with middle school and high school aged students and hopes to make executive functioning meaningful and fun.

Kent can be contacted at or (630) 545-0234