About Anisa

I am Anisa Willis, the mother of two Beechwood students, an eighth grader , Nicholas, and a senior, John. I have enjoyed 12 years of service and leadership as a parent volunteer here at Beechwood and have devoted my career to the needs and support of children and families. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, both my husband, Kevin, and I were educated in independent school systems and highly value them. It is my belief that a strong system of public education enriches every member of our community.  

I work part-time as the associate rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport and serve as a chaplain at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Religious Studies, a Masters of Divinity from Yale University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.  School district service and collaboration is important to me. I have recently served our district in an elected capacity on the Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council twice and am a Fellow to the Pritchard Committee Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. I also am a board member of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. In these roles, I have worked alongside other parents and policymakers to advocate for the educational needs and academic achievement of our students.  During my time as court-appointed advocate for CASA of Kenton and Campbell Counties I worked for ten years with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and assault helping many families negotiate the family court system and advocated for the best interest of the children. I also have served as a member of the Kenton County Foster Care Review Board, another vehicle of advocacy for vulnerable children.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Religious Studies, a Masters of Divinity from Yale University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.  School district service and collaboration is important to me. I have recently served our district in an elected capacity on the Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council twice and am a Fellow to the Prichard Committee Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. I also am a board member of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. In these roles, I have worked alongside other parents and policymakers to advocate for the educational needs and academic achievement of our students.  During my time as court-appointed advocate for CASA of Kenton and Campbell Counties I worked for ten years with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and assault helping many families negotiate the family court system and advocated for the best interest of the children. I also have served as a member of the Kenton County Foster Care Review Board, another vehicle of advocacy for vulnerable children.