While Lori Lohman's 26 years of experience and knowledge of experience is hard to replace after her retirement, Hamilton Community Schools is very excited to hire Amy Valkema into the position as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent!

Amy graduated from Hamilton High School in 2000 and has lived within the community for years, moving back in 2010 to enroll her children in Hamilton Community Schools.

For the past 12 years, Valkema has been working in pupil accounting for West Ottawa Public Schools.

“I always thought it would be nice to work in Hamilton,” Valkema added. “When this posting came up and it was nearly the same thing I did at West Ottawa, I couldn’t pass it up.”

Valkema will work side-by-side with superintendent, Dr. Bradford Lusk and the district secretaries to oversee pupil accounting, enrollment, the Board of Education, and other areas for the district.

“I’m really looking forward to it, because I know a lot of people across the district and am looking forward to getting to know those I don’t know. I’m excited to be close to home and still doing what I love.”

Welcome to Hamilton Community Schools, Amy!