Kent ISD Leadership Team


Assistant Superintendents

Mike Hagerty Kent ISD picture   Mike Hagerty

   Assistant Superintendent - Administrative Services
   Karen Dailey - Administrative Assistant

Mike has worked at the Kent ISD since 2008. He is a board member of the Michigan School Business Officials and works collaboratively with local districts to create efficiencies and save money in business services.

 Ron Koehler Photo  Ronald E. Koehler

    Assistant Superintendent - Organizational & Community Initiatives
       and Legislative Affairs
    Cindy Conners - Administrative Assistant

Ron has worked at the Kent ISD since 1996.  He works to integrate the needs of schools, the business community, philanthropic interests and others to improve student achievement and support for public education.  A past president of the National School Public Relations Association, Ron also oversees legislative affairs for Kent ISD and its member districts and serves as the public schools’ liaison with a wide range of community agencies, organizations and initiatives.

Bill Smith photo
   Dr. William Smith

    Assistant Superintendent - Instructional Services
    Kathy Vanlier - Administrative Assistant

Bill has worked at the Kent ISD since 2011. He is very involved in all student instruction and has had an active part in Kent Innovation High and the new Hybrid School.

Photo Sullivan cropped Oct 2015   Coni Sullivan, Esq.

    Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources and Legal
    Beth Rudolph- Administrative Assistant

Coni has worked at the Kent ISD since 2008. She is a licensed attorney and is currently President of the Michigan Negotiators Association. Coni provides legal support to the districts in addition to human resource services and is a great resource for a variety of questions including benefits, compliance and labor relations.



Dennis Baine , Director of Fiscal Services
Kelli Campbell, Director of Teaching and Learning
Glen Finkel , Director of Information Technology/Data Services
Michael Ghareeb , Director of Early Childhood
Jarrad Grandy , Director of Career Readiness
Allison Kaufman , Director of Communications & Marketing
Tim Peraino , Director of Facilities
Laurie VanderPloeg , Director of Special Education

Contact Information:

Kent Intermediate School District
Office of the Superintendent
2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids MI  49525
Phone: 616-364-1333
Fax: 616-364-1488

Ron Caniff

Cindy Conners
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent