- Last Updated: 06 August 2018 06 August 2018
We are proud to present one of the Sioux Falls School District's newest employees, Carly Uthe! She joins the Community Relations and Community Education department at the Instructional Planning Center this summer, and she'll be taking on a big role with our social media accounts, design, photo and video production, and more. Please meet her!
My name is Carly Uthe and I am a Sioux Falls native and the new Multi-Media Specialist here at the District! I’m still feeling a little in awe that I get to be writing this “Meet Carly” bio to you all as this position is a dream job for me.
My love for writing, media, and all things creative started at a very young age. The summer after I “graduated” from Laura Wilder Elementary, before entering middle school at Edison, my parents signed me up for an introduction into broadcasting Community Education class called, “Lights, Camera, Action!” instructed by Jeff Little. Yes, the Jeff Little who just retired, which opened this dream position I’m now currently in. Talk about full circle!
I became even more passionate about the camera, storyline, and production process when I took two media studies classes in high school, which at that time were held at Lincoln. (I am beyond jealous of the CTE kids and everything they have access to now!)
I graduated from Lincoln High School in 2009 and after graduation, like many graduates, I had the urge to move a big city to get out of the “small town” of Sioux Falls. Moving away gave me an entirely different appreciation for this hidden gem of a city. I don’t ever plan on leaving this beautiful place ever again. (Well, aside from traveling. 😉)
After living in the cities for a little under a year, I moved back to Sioux Falls and started attending Augustana University pursuing my love for writing and media once again. I graduated from Augustana in 2014 with a double major in communications and journalism.
Throughout college I worked as a production assistant, and eventually the weekend reporter, for Keloland News. After graduation I was the Director of Marketing for Northwestern Mutual and most recently, I was with Chelsea’s Boutique for three years as their Content Manager.
I knew, however, that my heart belongs in the school district. I come from a family who have a true passion for students and the Sioux Falls School District. My wonderful mom has been in the District for over 20 years as the secretary for Early Childhood, my aunt just recently retired this spring and had been with the District in various positions ranging from teacher to administration for many, many years, and I have cousins who are now teachers in the District.
To say this position is the perfect fit is an understatement. I am incredibly excited to bring my experiences and talents to the District and help continue to work towards the mission of educating and preparing students for this everchanging world we live in.