Leadership Team

Assistant Superintendents

Head Shot - Kevin PhilippsKevin Philipps

 Assistant Superintendent - Administrative Services
 Leslie Davison - Administrative Assistant

Kevin joined Kent ISD in August of 2019. He comes to us from East Grand Rapids Schools, where he was Assistant Superintendent of Business from 2006-2019. He 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 been with 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.

Photo Sullivan cropped Oct 2015   Coni Sullivan, Esq.

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

Coni has been with 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
Paul Dymowski, Director of Special Education Center Programs
Kelli Campbell-Brockway, Director of Teaching and Learning
Glen Finkel , Director of Information Technology/Data Services
Ashley Karsten, Director of Early Childhood
Allison Kaufman , Director of Communications & Marketing
Oogie Lamar, Director of Adult Education
Brandy Lovelady-Mitchell, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Kirsten Myers, Director of Special Education
Tim Peraino , Director of Facilities
Cary Stamas, Director of Career Readiness

Contact Information:
Kent ISD
Office of the Superintendent
2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids MI  49525
Phone: 616.364.1333
Fax: 616.364.1488

Ron Caniff

Phone: 616-364-1333

Cindy Conners

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: 616-365-2217