About the Superintendent
Superintendent, Kent ISD
Caniff was appointed Kent ISD Superintendent in July, 2015. Kent ISD is an education service agency serving more than 108,000 students and their families in 20 public school districts, 23 public school academies and the Christian and Catholic schools in our region. Caniff is a lifelong educator who served as the superintendent of the Grandville Public Schools for 12 years prior to his selection to head Kent ISD. Before taking the helm at Grandville, he served for three years as the superintendent of the Lapeer Community Schools. Before ascending to the position of superintendent, Caniff served as an assistant superintendent in the Northview Public School District and as a high school principal and teacher at Forest Hills Public Schools.