School: Coney Island Prep High School
Grades Taught: 9-11
Subjects Taught: Earth Science
Kane is a New Jersey native who has taught science to thousands of students all across the country. After finishing college in upstate New York, Kane moved to the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, where he taught 7th and 8th grade science for two years, nearly doubling science achievement during that time. After his Teach For America commitment was over, he decided to move closer to home and settled in at Coney Island Preparatory Charter School, where he founded the Science department and currently serves as a full-time teacher and administrator.
In addition to his role as a public school teacher, Kane remains committed to helping students around New York City, and has remained involved in the educational community outside of his classroom. Kane has served on Teach For America's Alumni Board, was a founding auxiliary board member for The Generation Project, and served as a consultant or team member in numerous organizations, including Educators For Excellence, Teach For America, Math For America, and The New Teacher Project. He was selected to be a member of prestigious School Board Fellows Program, was a recipient of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education, and is a current Master Teacher for the BetterLesson Science Master Teacher Project. Additionally, he currently serves as a Master Teacher as a member of Math For America, and is a current member of Stanford University's Hollyhock program. Kane has a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was a recipient of the Urban Scholars Program Scholarship.