Faculty & Staff Profiles

Kassandra Thompson Brenot '87

Titles: Head of Upper School
Degrees: B.A., Hispanic studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies)
M.A., Hispanic studies with translation, MIIS
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.), Romance studies, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Ph.D., Iberian Studies with highest honors, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

I see in our alumnae the incredible women that our current students will become in the future.

Dr. Brenot has been the Head of Upper School since 2015. Born and raised in Carmel, she graduated from Santa Catalina in 1987. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Monterey, her D.E.A. and Ph.D. in Paris, and worked at a private university in Peru before returning to Catalina in 2002 as a foreign language teacher and department chair. Not surprisingly, she loves to travel and study foreign languages, and especially enjoys researching her family’s genealogy. She and her husband, originally from Paris, have a son who is a student in the Lower and Middle School and a daughter who graduated from the Upper School in 2017 and now attends the University of Southern California. In addition to being an administrator, Dr. Brenot, a recipient of Santa Catalina’s Sister Carlotta Distinguished Service Award, is the Senior Class Dean.