Bulldogs of the Week - May 9

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Three employees were nominated as Bulldogs of the Week for the week of May 9. Congratulations to Mandy Walker, Jenna Wilkins, and Leticia Sosa.

Mandy Walker - Mandy has worked at Ottumwa High School the past three years in the Family & Consumer Science (FCS) department. She currently teaches culinary arts in the new culinary lab at Career Campus. She loves working with her students every day, providing them real world experiences as they learn about the food and restaurant industry. She also enjoys the cultural diversity and learning from her students. Her favorite part of working at OHS is being part of an FCS team that focuses on career and technical education in a district striving to be the best. 

Leticia Sosa - A recent OHS grad, Leticia is a special education associate at Evans and is proud to be working in her community. In her first year, she has been inspired by the growth her students have made. She hopes to become an educator and come back and work in Ottumwa. 

Jenna Wilkins - In her 10th year, Jenna teaches third grade at Liberty Elementary. She loves working with her students and loves teaching third grade. "Younger students still love their teacher and have that eagerness to learn," she said. She loves seeing the growth her students make from the beginning to the end of the year. "My hope is they look back on their third grade year and smile and remember all the fun times we had," she said.