Otto joins College Counseling department

After long last, Carey Otto re-joins the educational system.

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The newest edition to the college counseling department, Carey Otto, poses at his desk in his new office.

Carey Otto joins the college counseling team with high aspirations to help students achieve their dreams. Otto joined part-way through the 2016-17 year as a College Counseling Assistant. Before coming to Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, Otto gained experience  in corporate and educational environments.

“I worked at Hamline University for 8 years as the director of their university center and then spent some some time in corporate Target,” Otto said.

After working at Target, Otto felt that it was time to find a new job in the educational system.

I’m looking forward to getting involved in the community and to help with ushering students toward their goals.””

— Carey Otto

“I worked in higher education, and now after having spent time working in corporate America, I am excited to get back to education,” Otto said.

After long last, SPA will serve as Otto’s return to the educational workplace. For Otto, there are many new things to be excited about at the school.

Although Otto has few worries coming to work at SPA, he knows, alongside the benefits to any new job, new challenges can arise.

“[I’m] concerned about living up to the expectations of the community,” Otto said.

Otto has an abundance of interesting hobbies that he enjoys, including fashion. He is always makes an effort to be very well dressed, and possesses clear sense of style. The Twin Cities are ripe for possible ventures and Otto takes advantage of this.

“I am really involved in the food and social scene in Minneapolis,” Otto said. 

Otto takes the place of College Counseling Assistant Aja Parham, who became the US Assistant after Annie Harness retired in January.