Welcome to West Ottawa’s

Instructional Services Department

The West Ottawa Public Schools’ curriculum is rigorous and diverse. We continually strive to set high expectations for all of our students, while simultaneously creating supports and interventions to eliminate opportunity gaps. We have developed multiple pathways in order to provide choices for students and parents. Our teachers are provided with continual professional development in research based, relevant, and timely educational topics and instructional strategies. Integration of instructional technology across the curriculum has been a focus of WOPS since 2013. Students are provided with a 1:1 Chromebook in grades 6-12 and elementary grades have access to classroom sets of Chromebooks.

Our core curriculum:

  • provides students with brain-compatible instruction focused on rigorous and relevant core concepts
  • is learned through multiple instructional strategies applied in multiple contexts
  • meets the needs of diverse learners

As students learn the core concepts, they develop an understanding of the relationships and connections of significant knowledge, facts, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Preparing Students to be College, Career and Life Ready.

Contact Information

Todd Tulgestke

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
(616) 786-2083

Elaine Stiefel
Director of Instructional Technology
(616) 786-2086

Nohemi Sarli
Administrative Assistant
(616) 786-2056