Ron Koehler, MPA

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:

  • ACT National Work Keys Conference;
  • ACT National Career Readiness Summit;
  • Association of Education Service Agencies;
  • Berrien RESA Leadership Academy;
  • Bay Arenac ISD Principal Leadership Academy;
  • Central Michigan University Leadership Summit;
  • Chesapeake School Public Relations Association;
  • Michigan Education Summit;
  • Grand Valley School Business Officials;
  • Illinois School Public Relations Association;
  • Indiana School Public Relations Association;
  • Kentucky School Public Relations Association;
  • Kent County Family and Children’s Coordinating Council;
  • Michigan Association of School Administrators;
  • Michigan Association of School Boards;
  • Michigan School Business Officials;
  • Michigan School Public Relations Association;
  • Michigan Institute for Education Management;
  • Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators;
  • Missouri School Public Relations Association;
  • North/South Carolina School Public Relations Association;
  • National School Public Relations Association;
  • Ohio School Public Relations Association; and
  • Southwest Michigan Business Officials Association.