OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent Kevin Brinkman said he has
always appreciated the ongoing community support while he served as
superintendent, Glandorf principal, and director of business. On Monday
night he submitted his retirement resignation as superintendent of
Ottawa-Glandorf Schools effective July 31, 2014.
“I will always
keep a warm place in my heart for O-G and will continue to monitor all
the success stories,” Brinkman said at the conclusion of a letter he
read to the board of education.
Brinkman has served as the Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent for the past ten years.
has been in education for 32 years including 23 years with the
Ottawa-Glandorf School system. This has included serving as the
I was first hired as Superintendent the district was faced with many
financial challenges,” Brinkman said. “After working with the board of
education and administration we were able to reduce the staffing levels
which resulted in a substantial savings to the district.” Brinkman said
while making these reductions the district was able to provide an
excellent/excellent with distinction education for the students.
spoke on taking great pride in playing a part in the construction of
the two new elementary buildings and the remodeling of the high school.
have no regrets,” Brinkman said. “I always appreciated the support the
community has given this school,” Brinkman said this has included school
levies which most of the time received over 60 percent community
“Maybe the most rewarding aspect of being a part of the
O-G District is knowing that I have had something to do with over 3,000
students gaining a high school diploma,” Brinkman said. “I always tried
to keep the best interest of the students as my main focus as each
decision was made.
Brinkman said he is looking forward to spending
more time with his family, taking more vacations with his wife and
“just being able to do the things I always wanted to do.”