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Kent DeKoninck

Education Planning Consultant

OVERVIEW

Kent joined Performance Services in June of 2021 after working in public education for over 30 years. In the role of educational planner, Kent works closely with the architectural group to define programming requirements for educational facility studies and projects. During his career, he was a junior/high school teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, director of personnel, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. In his role as superintendent for Greenwood Community School Corporation, he successfully led a bond issue to build a new middle school and helped the District build a cash reserve as well as grow the Rainy Day Fund. Under his leadership, he raised beginning teacher salaries and started the Greenwood Education Foundation for teacher grants.


EDUCATION

  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
    • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, (2009)
    • Educational Specialist in Administration, (2006)
    • Secondary School Administration and Supervision, (2000)
  • Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • M.S. Counseling Psychology, (1992)
  • Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • B.S. Social Studies Education, (1988)
    • B.S. Business Administration – Finance, (1986)

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents 
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials
  • Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Past Board Chair of the Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance
  • Member of the Greenwood Rotary Club
  • Member of the Greenwood Sertoma Club

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Indiana School Superintendent of the Year, 2021
  • City of Greenwood/VFW Citizen of the Year, 2017
  • Principal at Clay Middle School when it was named a No Child Left Behind-National Blue Ribbon School 
  • Scholarship winner for aspiring principals from the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy
  • Monrovia Junior-Senior High School “Educator Of The Year”