Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 staff member at Great Lakes on 12/1/20. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard, WO Mobile Food Delivery Program, and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.
Our school is proud of the following awards:
100% Highly Qualified Teaching Staff
2019 Building Renovated
1:4 Student to Chromebook Ratio
#8 Niche Report Standout Elementary in Michigan (2018)
2017 State of the Art Playground
2017 EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification
I joined the West Ottawa team in 1994, and I have served the students of West Ottawa as a teacher, coach and now as the principal of North Holland Elementary. I was a classroom teacher and then reading interventionist for 22 years; teaching at Woodside Elementary, Lakeshore Elementary and Great Lakes Elementary. I hold a Bachelors of Arts degree in Special Education, Learning Disabilities from Hope College and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. I became the principal of North Holland Elementary in the summer of 2016. North Holland is a special place for me. My father and grandfather were raised on a nearby farm, and most of my aunts and uncles attended North Holland Elementary. Being the principal at North Holland Elementary allows me to give back to a community that has supported my family for generations. North Holland has a reputation for excellence, and I strive to ensure that all North Holland students receive a World Class educational experience. I look forward to welcoming you and your children to the North Holland family.
My daughter started mid year in the 5th grade at North Holland. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. She had large amounts of growth at WO after many struggles at her previous school and now our daughter is thriving in middle school this year. Her dad and I both agree it is because of her experience in 5th grade that helped her gain the confidence and skills that she is using this year.Amy Wilson, parent
We are beyond happy to be a part of North Holland. Every single staff member is truly dedicated to teaching our children to not only be great academically but also be responsible and respectful. Truly a great school! GO WO!Yesenia Ruiz, parent
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