Superintendent Message

Message from Superintendent

Dear Ottawa Elementary Families,

On behalf of the Ottawa Elementary Board of Education, I would like to welcome

you to the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited about the upcoming year and

look forward to the experience of educating our students within a caring learning

environment. Our goal is to provide an educational experience that offers an

opportunity for students to grow, both intellectually and as individuals. We are

fortunate to have dedicated teachers and staff who focus on meeting the needs

of all students. Ottawa Elementary is committed to forming a partnership with

parents and families to maximize student achievement. I feel very fortunate to

be the superintendent of such a dedicated and progressive learning community. 

We strive to provide students with authentic experiences throughout their

educational journey that will prepare them for future careers. It’s our belief that

our students should be exposed to the arts, technology, and challenging curricula.

This year, we will implement a zSpace lab at Central School, allowing us to extend

our STEM program to grades 5 – 8.  Our one-to-one initiative will continue to

expand in an effort to provide our students with 21st Century learning devices. OES

also offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, from athletics to academia. 

As a life – long resident of Ottawa, I have always been proud of our schools. Our

community’s long - standing commitment to education has generated a sense of pride 

in our schools that continues to this day. It’s our goal to continue this proud tradition 

of excellence for years to come.  We hope you enjoy the 2019 – 2020 school year.


Cleve Threadgill


Cleve Threadgill