Welcome Drew Guarino
After a national search, the college counseling office would like to announce that Drew Guarino has been hired as the new Associate Director of College Counseling. The applicant pool was deep with over 120 individuals submitting their professional credentials.
Director of College Counseling, Joe Runge, states, "There were many qualified candidates, including several current directors of college counseling and a sitting director of college admission. In the end, Drew impressed the committee and students who had the pleasure of spending time with him. I am thrilled Drew will be joining the CDS college counseling staff and we very much look forward to his arrival."
Drew Guarino has worked in higher education for the past eight years, spending time at Western New England University in Springfield, MA and Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Drew oversaw the application review and selection process while at Merrimack College, while serving as the admission liaison for their division one and division two athletic programs. Drew also has experience selecting students for the Honors Programs at both WNE and Merrimack, representing the top 10% of their incoming classes.
He has traveled extensively for both of his institutions in the state of Florida and in the midst of his travels, he visited Carrollwood Day School on several occasions. He was immediately impressed with the character of the students he met with while at CDS, understanding that their IB curriculum represented a strong precursor for the academic rigors that exist in higher education.
Drew was born and raised in the Boston, MA area, graduating from Assumption College (BA in Organizational Communication) and Bay Path University (MS in Higher Education Administration). He is an avid Boston sports fan, and spends his free time golfing, at the beach, and exercising. After eight years in higher education, Drew is eager to "switch sides of the desk" to work with students extensively on their college search and selection process.
We look forward to welcoming Drew to CDS on May 8, 2018.