Kaleb McKern prepared to influence students lives


Although he may be mistaken as a student, Kaleb McKern, math teacher, is actually a bit of a veteran as he enters his ninth year teaching, and his first at West Linn.

“I look forward to learning from my students and to the opportunity to impact student’s lives inside and outside of the classroom,” McKern said.

McKern will be coaching the freshman baseball team this year and wants to make math applicable to every-day life in order to engage kids.

In his free time, McKern enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and son that includes hiking, camping, and playing sports. Softball, baseball, and running are among his favorites. McKern roots for the Oregon Ducks although his alma mater is Grand Canyon University.

McKern is excited about teaching at West Linn and working with the students and teachers.

“I look forward to the sense of community within the school and the teaching collaboration there is,” McKern said. “Everyone was very welcoming.”

McKern will be teaching Advanced Algebra, Algebra, and Discreet Mathematics this year.