About Us

About Us

Kent ISD Educational Technology Consultants

Ron Houtman, Ed.S. – Director REMC8 

Ron HoutmanI've been an employee of Kent ISD for 21 years! My primary responsibilities are developing and delivering professional development opportunities for educators and students around integrating technology into their day-to-day teaching and learning practices.

I also am available to present to your school any technology-related topics you wish.  We're often in our area districts doing exactly that - helping others make sense of how best to use their resources.

In addition, we support LMS such as Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom and Moodle, which allow educators to place a significant portion of their classroom content in a place that is accessible by their learners around the clock and on-demand.

I’m always happy to help you and your school with any advice on educational technology initiatives, technology bonds, and providing a non-biased second opinion.

Twitter - @ronhoutman


Keith Tramper, M.S. – Educational Technology Consultant

Keith is passionate about empowering students and educators to impact their world through the use of technology. Keith has experience training, providing support, coaching and consulting to building capacity for educational innovation within K-12 schools and ISDs.

Twitter - @tramperk


Sarah Wood, M.Ed.  – Educational Technology Consultant

Sarah WoodSarah is a K-12 Technology & Media Integration Specialist in West Michigan. She has a love for photography, graphic recording, being creative, crafts, and anything learning-related – if it involves making and creating, you will find her part of it! As an educator, Sarah strives to provide unique learning experiences for students that not only engage them in the learning but leave students with a story to share about their learning. She has previously presented at MACUL and Podstock as well as done graphic recording for ISTE.

To find out more about Sarah, visit her website at http://myedtechworld.weebly.com/ or follow her on Instagram (myedtechworld), Twitter (@myedtechworld), and Facebook (My EdTech World).