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New counselor at Kanab High School
We are excited to introduce Chad Castagno as the new counselor at Kanab High School. Castagno is a long-time Cowboy, and will be a great counselor and advocate for our students.
Castagno was born in Salt Lake City. During his youth, he was an “Army brat” and lived in Alaska, Texas and Virginia. When he was 16 years old, his family moved to Kanab and he became a KHS Cowboy.
He graduated and served an LDS mission in Houston, Texas, before marrying his high school sweetheart, Angie Hamblin. They attended Dixie College and Southern Utah University, where he graduated with a dual major in Special Education and Physical Education, with an emphasis in coaching.
He then started his career with the Kane County School District at Valley High School, where he taught Special Education, coached girls’ basketball and completed his Driver’s Education Instructor endorsement. After five years, he transferred to Kanab High School to teach Special Ed, P.E., and Driver’s Ed. He was also the Upward Bound instructor and boys’ basketball coach.
During the past three years, Castagno has been enrolled in the Masters in School Counseling Program through Utah State University Distance Education.
He and Angie have four children: Cydnee, Trey, Kaycee and Payton. Castagno is very actively involved with his kids and loves to spend time with them riding bikes, camping and playing outdoors. He loves to go to any and all sporting events.
He has enjoyed his time spent at KHS and the relationships he has been able to build with the students, especially through coaching. He thanks you for your support in his new endeavor as the counselor at Kanab High School.