Anna Willhite, Principal
Anna Willhite is excited to continue her leadership at Kennedy as the Principal and honored to serve the community. She enjoys using her knowledge in instruction, curriculum, data, assessment and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) to ensure that all students are receiving the tools, skills and knowledge they need in order to be successful in their futures. Ms. Willhite values partnering with families and all members of the school community to ensure academic and social emotional success for students. She wants what is best for all children and believes that focusing on strengths and honoring the good is how we will be the most effective.
Ms. Willhite has been with District 742 since 2008. She has been a classroom Language Arts teacher, Instructional Leader, Administrative Intern, Assistant Principal and served on various district leadership committees. Ms. Willhite received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of St. Benedict. She has a passion for literacy success for all students and received her Reading Certificate and Masters in Literacy Education from St. Mary's University. Ms. Willhite also completed her Administrative Licensure through St. Mary's University.
Some fun facts about Ms. Willhite: She is married, has three children and two dogs. She loves reading, cooking, playing games and exploring all that nature has to share. In her free time she loves playing and watching sports, coaching her children, traveling, family movie nights and going on adventures.
Richmond Tweh, Assistant Principal
Richmond Tweh is excited to begin his time at Kennedy Community Schools working closely with teachers, students and families. This is his fourth year within the district and first as an assistant principal. Prior to working in District 742, he worked in the Minneapolis School District.
Mr. Tweh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for undergrad; Saint Mary's University for his masters in Educational Leadership and K-12 Licensure. Prior to beginning his career in education he worked in the business world in management and sales. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Hobbies include playing and watching sports, reading and listening to podcasts on various topics.
His goal as assistant principal is to continue the mission of preparing, engaging, educating, empowering, and inspiring all of our learners. He looks forward to getting to know the students and families.