Phone: (616) 786-2050

Human Resources

Welcome to West Ottawa’s Human Resources Department

Department Contacts

Jens Milobinski, Director of Human Resources
Phone: (616) 786-2082

 

Sue Vincent, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (616) 786-2061

Bernadette Watts, Administrative Assistant/AESOP Coordinator
Phone: (616) 786-2062

Employment with West Ottawa Public Schools

photo of a male teacher writing on a white boardAt West Ottawa, we have achieved consistent success because of our people. Creating an environment of respect, integrity and trust enables our professionals to carry out our mission – success for every student. Working within West Ottawa Public Schools provides our employees with a sense of purpose and satisfaction that cannot be found elsewhere. In addition, we offer competitive salary and benefits in an excellent atmosphere. We pledge to serve you in making your application and employment at West Ottawa a positive experience. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We invite you to view our vacant positions and complete an on-line application.

Guest (Substitute) Teacher Opportunities

West Ottawa Public Schools utilizes EDUStaff, a private substitute teacher management firm, for all our guest teachers. EDUStaff employs all guest teachers for the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD). If you would like to guest teach for the West Ottawa Public Schools, please contact EDUStaff directly at 877-974-6338, or you may visit their website at www.EDUStaff.org.

EDUStaff will provide its employees with information regarding fingerprinting and background checks. After you have been approved through the fingerprinting and background check process, EDUStaff will register you in an automated substitute calling system (referred to as AESOP). After you have registered in AESOP, EDUStaff will notify your designated OAISD districts that you are available to guest teach.

The rate of pay for guest teachers at West Ottawa is as follows:

  • $100 per day or $50 per half day

Days do not have to be contiguous or in the same position. Days requirement count is based on a school year.

Staff Resources & Links

Educator Certification
pdficon_small  Michigan Department of Education: Professional Preparation
The official State of Michigan website containing information on teacher certification

Guest (Substitute) Teacher Request
pdficon_small  AESOP: Substitute Placement & Absence Management
The absence reporting and guest (substitute) teacher request website.

Retirement
pdficon_small  ORS: Office of Retirement Services
The official State of Michigan website containing information on retirement for school employees.

pdficon_small  Retirement Q & A Pamphlet
Captures some useful websites and frequently asked questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Translate