The Voice of Kent County Education Employees

Executive Officers

Kim Pfeiffer


Jeff Tolar

Vice President

Vicki Fredline


Delia Bush


Affiliated Locals and Presidents


Byron Center EA

Luke Vandenberg

Caledonia EA

Scott Carpenter

Caledonia ESP

Renee Snow

Cedar Springs EA

Brett Burns

Comstock Park EA/ESP

Kim Pfeiffer

East Grand Rapids EA

Nancy McSkimming

East Grand Rapids ESP


Forest Hills EA

Bob Vandenburg

Forest Hills ESP

Jeff Tolar

Godfrey-Lee EA

Steven Rierson

Godfrey-Lee ESP

Mary Boomer

Godwin Heights EA

Dawn Sobleskey

Godwin Heights ESP

Greg Haight 

Upcoming Events
December 14 @ 4:30 pm:  PAC; Lake Michigan Room
December 14 @ 5:00 pm: Executive Board; Board Room
December 14 @ 6:00 pm:  Congress; Assembly Room
January 19 @ 6:00 pm:  Retirement Workshop (FULL); Assembly Room
January 26 @ 5:30 pm: Couponing 101; Assempbly Room
KCEA represents over 6,000 teachers and other school professionals who work for 21 major school districts in Kent County, Michigan and Thornapple Kellogg Public Schools (in Barry County).  Affiliated with the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association, KCEA's mission is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.

Through collective action, KCEA is dedicated to the purpose of serving our members’ employment goals, interests and needs, while advocating for quality public education.  By so doing, KCEA is committed to creating and maintaining an effective education system that:
 • Supports the development of successful, empowered students;
 • advances the principles of democracy, human and civil rights;
 • meets the needs of our global society; and
 • improves the quality of life for all.

Member locals are part of KCEA's Congress delegation, consisting of their local president and proportional representatives to their membership size.  Congress meets once a month during the school year. Congress elects all officers who serve two year terms and elects at-large delegates to serve on KCEA's Executive Board, which also meets monthly.

KCEA is a Multiple Association Bargaining Organization (MABO) and works to make collective decisions county wide.  KCEA maintains the collective bargaining rights of all constituent school districts through its Bargaining Committee, charged with setting "District minimum acceptable standards of contract settlement."  And, has the power to recommend and approve all local tentative agreements before local ratification.

Welcome members, our foremost goal is to serve you!