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. 

Our goal is to create economies of scale by providing  services to all, so no individual district is required to bear the entire burden of expense.  We also are working to consolidate services, create new efficiencies and help districts direct more money to the classroom.

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Our Superintendent

Superintendent, Ron Koehler

Ron Koehler was appointed by the Kent ISD School Board as superintendent in April 2021 after serving as interim. He recently retired from Kent ISD as the Assistant Superintendent of Organizational and Community Initiatives and Legislative Affairs. His professional career includes a wide-range of experiences in government relations, public relations, communications and administrative leadership roles. Among the initiatives begun at Kent ISD under Ron’s previous leadership include Kent School Services Network (KSSN), West Michigan Talent Triangle (a collaboration with Ottawa and Muskegon Area ISDs) and School News Network. Ron was also instrumental is the passing of the Strong Schools, Strong Communities Regional Enhancement Millage which supports all of our districts.


Building thriving communities through meaningful partnerships and equitable educational opportunities for all learners.


Kent ISD partners with our schools and communities providing enhanced and equitable opportunities to enrich the experiences and achievements of our learners.


  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Equity
  • Opportunities
  • Innovation
  • Service
  • Excellence
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 Koehler

Phone: 616-364-1333

Mandy Lovell

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 616-365-2217

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