Washington - Kent School District 451
Kent School District
Kent School District 51 is in the greater Seattle area.
Cenergistic’s engineers and experts are helping to optimize the district’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to provide comfort and efficiency. Working with the Energy Specialists, they are analyzing interval data and identifying opportunities for savings.
Kent's two Energy Specialists work closely with maintenance and operations personnel to ensure strategic operation while encouraging cooperation from faculty and staff members.
Dr. Richard Stedry
Chief Business Officer
Dr. Richard Stedry joined Kent School District in 2010. He has 37 years of school business management experience and a total of 42 years of experience in public education. Dr. Stedry has held school business positions in California, Texas, South Carolina and Ohio, and as superintendent in Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Master’s Degrees in Education and Educational Specialist from Wichita State University and a Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Stedry taught school finance, school business management and school facilities at the University of South Carolina and Oklahoma State University. He serves as a trainer for school board members in the areas of school finance and school facilities. In addition, Dr. Stedry serves as a consultant to school districts regarding school business operations, facility planning and negotiations. Dr. Stedry is a recognized expert in the area of school finance and has implemented a Cenergistic energy management program in four school districts in South Carolina and California.