Kent ISD superintendent to retire

Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin Konarska. (Undated courtesy photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The superintendent of the Kent County Intermediate School District will retire at the end of the school year.

Kevin Konarska announced Monday that he plans to retire effective June 30, according to a release from the Kent ISD.

Konarska, who has worked in education for 35 years, started as a speech and language pathologist at Grand Rapids Public Schools, according to the release. He later become an administrator at GRPS and then at Forest Hills Public Schools, and then became the superintendent of Thornapple Kellogg Schools.

January will mark his ninth year at the ISD.

Konarska said he plans to spend more time with his adult children, who live on the West Coast, in his retirement, and may do some work consulting.

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