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The West Ottawa Story: A Word of Thanks

June 9, 2016 – One of the highlights of our year is a chance to congratulate in person those retiring from West Ottawa and public education. Hallmarks of these conversations are comments about the pleasure it’s been to serve the students of West Ottawa as well as the working relationships that have developed and been appreciated over time with colleagues, such as this:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching at West Ottawa! It has been a privilege to work with so many wonderful kids and staff!”  – Laurie VanderBeck, Special Education

Our retiring colleagues remind us that our work in education is a gift on two fronts. It’s the gift we give to our students every day no matter what our role is, and it’s the gifts they give us as we watch them to grow and soar toward college, career and life ready goals.

We honor those leaving WO and truly wish them well, and we also take a moment to appreciate those who will continue the story in 2016-17.

Have a great summer,


Gregory D. Warsen
Asst. Supt. for Employee Relations and Marketing
West Ottawa Public Schools
Phone: 616-786-2061
Twitter: Greg Warsen@WO_Marketing

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