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At West Ottawa Public Schools, high academic rankings stem from a collaborative, highly skilled and certified team of teachers and staff. Many of our teachers have served at West Ottawa Public Schools for years, building a legacy of commitment to helping students become college, career and life ready by developing critical 21st Century skills. We encourage our teachers to push the bounds of possibility, so their students can, too. Every day, West Ottawa teachers create personalized learning experiences, challenging students to think creatively, apply rigor to their studies and aim high. Our teachers are experts in their fields, ranging from a civics teacher selected among 60 educators in the country to attend a prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute, to a science teacher who served as part of the original Google Chromebook classroom technology pilot team. West Ottawa Public Schools teachers and staff are deeply passionate about transformative academic growth, as well as social and emotional learning for all students.
Awards & Accolades
West Ottawa Public Schools teachers are experts in their field. Most of our teachers and administrators have pursued advanced degrees and professional learning far beyond what is required. Engaging in life long learning is important to our staff as evidenced by the data below. Our educators largely reside within our district, making West Ottawa a special place to live, work, and learn together.
420 Certified Staff
288 Master's Degrees
474 Bachelor's Degrees
Teachers & Support Staff
65 Bilingual Staff
388 Live in the District
221 Number of Support Staff
310 Staff With 15 or More Years in the District
8,449 Administrative Team
Years of Experience
Our staff has high expectations for both students and ourselves, and we all work as a collective group to support our students in achieving these high expectations. Everyone is working toward the common goal of giving each student diverse opportunities to learn, grow, and develop into successful young women and men. Our staff truly nurtures our students as whole people - not just as students on a roster in our classes.Josie Cheney- English teacher, WOHS
North Holland Elementary School