Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Kernan Willis
This year, I have the pleasure of being Peninsula’s Learning Center teacher! The past two
years, I taught first grade here and prior to that I taught for 5 years in the K-2
communication-behavior class at Woodlawn School. My favorite part of teaching is getting
to know my students-their strengths, interests, challenges, goals and families-and
incorporating their rich knowledge into our lessons. The focus of my lessons is on building
student advocacy skills and for them to acquire skills and strategies that increase their
independence. I’m looking forward to meeting a broad base of learners and being their
number one academic fan!
Things I love: I have a Shih tzu named Camelot who is the sweetest thing. I love to picnic in
Portland’s parks and hike in our breathtakingly beautiful woods. I love to read, watch movies
and craft. I’ve been vegan for the past 20 years and have dabbled in a raw diet.
I’m just thrilled to be a part of the Peninsula community!