Kent ISD Appoints New Strategic Planning Director – Key Updates



Ron Houtman, a long-time employee of the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Tech Center, has been promoted to director of strategic planning and organizational initiatives. In his new role, he will manage tasks such as facilitating the strategic planning process, conducting environmental scans, SWOT analyses, identifying strategic issues and goals, formulating action plans, and tracking progress. He will work closely with the organization’s leadership team and the school board to ensure the strategic plans align with the organization’s vision, mission, and values.

Ron Houtman Promoted to Director at Kent ISD

Ron Houtman, a long-serving member of the Kent Intermediate School District and the Kent Career Tech Center, has been appointed the Director of Strategic Planning and Organizational Initiatives. His new role commenced on November 1.

In his position as Director of Strategic Planning, Houtman’s responsibilities include facilitating strategic planning, conducting SWOT analyses, and identifying strategic issues and goals. He will work alongside the Kent ISD leadership and school board, ensuring alignment with the organization’s vision and values.

Houtman shared his excitement about leveraging his expertise in organizational development, project management, and education for positive change.

“Improving education access and outcomes, especially for underserved student populations, is a passion for me,” Houtman said. “With thoughtful planning and collaboration, we can steer this organization towards continued success in serving students, families, and educators.”

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