Program Contacts

Ottawa Area Center

10160 96th Avenue
Allendale, MI 49401
Main Extension: 4600
Fax: 616-895-4223

OAC Administrators

JoAnne Thorsen
616-738-8960 x4605
Julia Plaggemeyer
Assistant Director
616-738-8960 x4606

Employment Opportunities

Individuals interested in seeking employment at the Ottawa Area Center are invited to fill out an on-line application located on our website (/). Occasionally substitute teachers and paraprofessionals are needed on an "on-call" basis. Persons interested in becoming a substitute at the Ottawa Area Center should attend a Substitute Orientation session. These sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the school year. Please call the Ottawa Area Center at 1-877-702-8602, extension 4600, for more information.

Obtaining Services

Parents or guardians of potential Ottawa Area Center students need to contact the special education director of the local resident school district in which they reside. A referral will be made by the local district director to the Ottawa Area Center.