Our Leadership Team

Assistant Superintendents
 

Head Shot - Kevin Philipps  Kevin Philipps

   Assistant Superintendent - Administrative Services
   kevinphilipps@kentisd.org
   Leslie Davison - Administrative Assistant
   616.365.2219
   lesliedavison@kentisd.org


Kevin joined the Kent ISD in August of 2019. He comes to Kent ISD 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
    ronkoehler@kentisd.org
    Cindy Conners - Administrative Assistant
    616.365.2217 
    cindyconners@kentisd.org

 
 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
    billsmith@kentisd.org
    Vacant - Administrative Assistant
    616.365.2274
    


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
      Services
    conisullivan@kentisd.org
    Beth Rudolph- Administrative Assistant
    616.365.2288
    bethrudolph@kentisd.org

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.


Directors

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
Superintendent
616.364.1333

Cindy Conners
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
616.365.2217