About Us

What is Career Readiness?

Kent ISD is committed to supporting schools, families, and communities in their efforts to prepare students for success in both career and college. The Career Readiness Department is driven by two central questions:

  1. How can we help students explore their interests and talents, and how those fit into the world of work?
  2. How can schools, families, and communities support students on their journey toward career success?

We provide a variety of services and resources to help educators develop students' career maturity, while enhancing their academic experiences in grades K-12. â€‹Additionally, we find local employers to work along-side and partner with in this endeavor.

Contact Our Team

Name
Position
Phone
Cary Stamas
Director of Career Readiness
616-364-2385
Tiffany Duncil
Career Exploration Coordinator
616-365-2295
Krista Harmon
Career Readiness Consultant
616-365-2369
Eric Kelliher
Career Readiness Consultant
616-365-2350
Michelle Large
Career Readiness Consultant
616-447-5691
Gerry Verwey
Career Readiness Consultant
364-1333 x2339
Richard Mushing
STEM Consultant
364-1333 x2326
Leah Theriault
Event Coordinator
Sue Gardner
CTE Curriculum & Compliance Consultant
616-365-2312
Amanda Kettel
CTE Curriculum Assistant
616-365-2380