Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent Nicole Kooiker photoWelcome to the Ottumwa Community School District. I am honored to be part of 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.

I am working diligently to foster a transparent and collaborative environment for our students, staff members, families and community. We continue to focus on improving and strengthening our communication channels at all levels.

As I begin my second year as your superintendent, I feel fortunate to be part of 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 Ottumwa's superintendent, and I am looking forward to all the incredible opportunities and challenges ahead.

Go Bulldogs!!!

Superintendent Nicole Kooiker