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Episode 17 - Paul Otis

March 25, 2022

Paul Otis, Assistant Head for Lake Tahoe Preparatory School, discusses the unique place the school holds in the world of small boarding school education and how they bring incredible success to each student.

Paul Otis Bio:

Over the past sixteen years, Paul has worked as a teacher and administrator at Lake Tahoe Preparatory School. Paul has a passion for providing students with inquisitive experiences that allow them to experience science first-hand. As an avid rock climber, trail runner and skier, he enjoys exercising in the outdoors and sharing his love of outdoor sports with students.  Paul lives off-campus with his wife, Julie, their son Aaron and daughter Amy.


School Summary:

 Lake Tahoe Preparatory School represents the new era of boarding education. They bring a hybrid approach to the adolescent journey that offers a comprehensive suite  of emotional and  academic support without compromising a robust college prep curriculum. They have also figured out how to help Generation Z overcome the technological and social media stressors that can overwhelm them.  This school is a sanctuary of hope and rebirth for their students...where everyone finds the courage to embrace the goodness of life.


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Show Notes:

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This episode is sponsored by The Independent Educational Consultants Association.

It is the largest and most respected organization representing independent educational consultants. An IECA member educational consultant is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth.


IECA members adhere to the strictest ethical standards in the profession, visit hundreds of campuses each year, and are among the most experienced educational consultants in the profession. They focus on finding the best match between student and school.


Many schools have gained students from new communities because of their outreach to IECA members. As a Director of admission for 20 years the IECA consultants were crucial in helping us find the best mission appropriate students…they are fantastic people to work with!


National and regional media, as well as government agencies, rely on IECA as the authority of the profession. IECA is consistently cited by the media as the association with ethical, student-centered advising.


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This episode is sponsored by The School Connection.

The idea is simpleaffordable and meaningful venues for traditional boarding schools, therapeutic schools, and domestic and international Educational Consultants to come together, for informational and networking purposes. This process, ultimately leads to the successful placing of students into the most compatible environment.

The School Connections workshops involve multiple, individual meetings between Educational Consultants and admissions representatives from schools and programs. Their workshops range from 2-3 days and, allow attendees to maximize their time with individual appointments in one workshop, in one location.

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