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Kent ISD Human Resources

It is the mission of the Kent ISD Human Resources Department to provide quality Human Resource services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment. We do this with an emphasis on customer satisfaction, accountability, collaboration, community orientation and continuous improvement.

The Kent ISD Human Resources team purposes to further the region's mission of serving our customers by providing value-added services through collaboration and leadership for learning.

Our team oversees functions of more than 1,100 full-time and part-time staff in the ISD. We also support the efforts of 20 public school districts in Kent County through consultant and technical assistance. Additionally, by providing a regular forum for discussion of key issues, the Kent Human Resource group, we are able to provide leardership and resources that help area human resource administrators Lead Learning in their own districts. We pride ourselves on our flexibility, accessibility, and overall sense of caring for our staff and community.

Continual collaboration is the way we work, both with our school districts and our community partners. We freely share these programs, many of which become models for our region or even the state. Discover more about our Continuous Improvement journey, here.

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, origin, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual's particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is:

Coni Sullivan, Esq.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services

Kent ISD
2930 Knapp NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Kent ISD is an equal opportunity employer



Kent ISD Diversity Vision

Kent ISD will be a place where all persons feel welcomed, have a right to be treated equitably and without prejudice, and have a responsibility to treat others the same way.


General Information
Payroll & Benefits

Pamela Suntken  616.447.2461
Jason Gavie         616.365.2201
Lynnette Hosler   616.365.2203

Professional Learning

PD Hub  616.364.1333

Diversity/Healing Racism

Julie Mushing 616.365.8847

Ask a General HR Question

Coni Sullivan, Esq. 
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Legal Services
Phone: 616.365.2220

Beth Rudolph
Human Resource Generalist
Phone: 616.365.2288

Dena Harris
Human Resource Generalist
Phone: 616.365.2220

Donna Martin
Human Resource Generalist
Phone: 616.365.2211

Tori Stafford
Human Resource Assistant,
Substitute Teaching
Phone: 616.447.5686

Melissa Veen
Phone: 616.364.1333

Human Resources Fax: 616.364.1488

Hours: M-F 7:00am-4:30pm

Educational Service Center
2930 Knapp, NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

Parking Lot 11