Otto chosen as high school associate principal

MarkOttoHamilton School Board appointed Mark Otto as the new Hamilton High School associate principal at its April 18 meeting. Otto, who has been the associate principal at Greendale High School since 2012, will begin his new post effective July 1. He replaces Pete Ferge, who resigned.

“Mr. Otto is an outstanding educator whose focus on collaboration, communication and relationship-building will be assets to our school,” said Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan. “We look forward to having him join the Hamilton team.”

In his new role, Otto will coordinate extended learning opportunities for students, including School-to-Work programs such as Youth Apprenticeships and co-op opportunities. He will also supervise several departments, standardized testing, student attendance and disciplinary matters.

Otto began his education career in 2006 at HOPE Christian High School where he was a social studies teacher and athletic director. He also facilitated seminars for new teachers at Cardinal Stritch University for two years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies and political science education in 2006 from Wisconsin Lutheran College and his master’s degree in educational leadership in 2012 from Cardinal Stritch University.

Hamilton High School serves 1,477 students in grades 9-12 and is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road., Sussex.