Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Ottumwa Community School District.  I am honored to be joining a school system and community that shares a deep commitment to the success of every child.

Educating all students is our fundamental purpose - it is why we exist.  Equally compelling is the fact that the success of all students is dependent on our staff members, engaging parents, community leaders, business partners, and local organizations; to ensure every child is safe, healthy, engaged, supported, educated, and challenged. Ottumwa is fortunate to have a great district team and a caring invested community to provide our students with a well-rounded and rigorous learning experience.

As we embark on this journey together, I am going to be working diligently to foster a transparent and collaborative environment for our students, staff members, families and community. Also, I want to assure you that we will be focusing on improving and strengthening our communication channels at all levels.

Thank you for the kind welcome to the Ottumwa School District and community. I feel fortunate to be joining a district and community where children are the common bond and where all embrace a passion for educating all students. I am proud to be the new Ottumwa Superintendent, and I am looking forward to all the incredible opportunities and challenges ahead.

Go Bulldogs!!!

Superintendent Nicole Kooiker