Phone: (616) 786-2050

Instructional Services

Welcome to West Ottawa’s Instructional Services Department

Challenging Students to Achieve High Expectationsphoto of two students in chemistry class with one student looking into the microscope

The West Ottawa Public Schools curriculum is student-centered and standards based. 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 portrait of Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services 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



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