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Kent ISD appoints interim superintendent; will launch national search

Posted at 6:20 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 06:29:57-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent ISD School Board has named an interim superintendent to temporarily replace outgoing Superintendent Ron Caniff.

The board has named former Kent ISD Assistant Superintendent Ron Koehler as interim superintendent to lead Kent ISD following the effective date of Caniff’s retirement at the end of the year.

“He has many years of experience at Kent ISD and with member school districts. His experience will provide continuity in leadership and service while we search for a new superintendent," said Kent ISD School Board President Andrea Haidle.

Kent ISD says it will now launch a national search to idenitfy candidates for the position beyond local and state borders.

The first step is to identify search firms with a goal of selecting a firm this fall. If the process isn’t completed by July 1, 2021, they will ask the interim superintendent to continue.