Leadership Team

Assistant Superintendents

Sue Gardner  Sue Gardner

    Assistant Superintendent - Secondary Programs
    Administrative Assistant - Heather Shaw

Sue joined Kent ISD in 2018. She has varied ISD experience as Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Curriculum & Instruction as well as community college experience as Dean of Industrial Trades and Business. Sue provides support to the Secondary Programs team including KCTC, KTC, KIH, Launch U and MySchool@Kent. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and especially her sheepadoodle Isla.

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.


Photo Sullivan cropped Oct 2015   Coni Sullivan, Esq.

    Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources and Legal Services
    Dena Harris/Donna Martin - Administrative Assistants

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
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

Cindy Conners

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent