Ron Koehler’s vision for education is an active and creative staff of educators working together with their community to improve student achievement. Mr. Koehler works with schools and their leaders to communicate their vision and engage communities in support of students.
Kent ISD serves public, private and charter schools educating 125,000 students. Koehler works as a liaison between the education, business, philanthropic and government communities. His office maintains a constant dialogue between educators and the broader community regarding the skills students need to excel in the workplace and in college. Koehler and his staff are devoted to increased public accountability, student achievement and customer satisfaction with Kent ISD and the schools it serves.
Koehler holds a masters degree in public affairs from the University of Illinois-Springfield and a bachelors in journalism from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Koehler background includes the following appointments:
Past President; National School Public Relations Association
Michigan Virtual University Partners in Innovation
Michigan ACT Council
Michigan Poverty Summit Advisory Committee
Kent County Children and Families Coordinating Council
Kent County Citizens Committee for Parks and Recreation
Kent County Community Transformation Grant Leadership Team
Kent County Education Advisory Group
Kent County Health Advisory Committee
Kent County Workforce Development Board
As the immediate past president of the National School Public Relations Association, Koehler regularly presents to education and service organizations on topics ranging from collaborative initiatives to improve student achievement to methods educators can employ to “Take Back the Education Agenda.” Education groups he has presented to include: