Castanza named principal at Montgomery Catholic


Justin Castanza

Justin Castanza has been named principal at Montgomery Catholic’s Middle/High School campus, a position he is familiar with after serving as interim principal for the 2016-2017 school year.  “I am pleased to announce that we are changing Mr. Castanza’s title from interim to Principal. He has done an amazing job this year with our students, faculty and parents, providing many novel and rich experiences for all.” said Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School president Anne Ceasar.

A 2001 graduate of Montgomery Catholic, he received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and his Counselor Education masters degree in Student Affairs from Mississippi State. Castanza acted as the Associate Executive Director of the YMCA’s Camp Chandler for five years, he was a teacher and Dean of Students at Montgomery Catholic’s High School campus before acting as interim principal this academic year.

On being named principal, Mr. Castanza said, “ I continue to be humbled by the support and confidence of our entire school community over the past year. I am excited to lead our school into the future, advance the mission, and help our students deepen their Faith and prepare for college. My family and I are blessed to be a part of this community.”

Ceasar said, ” I am certain that we will continue to see his enthusiasm and leadership grow in this position.”

Castanza is married to Meghan; they have two children, Vincent and Natalie. They are active members of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Montgomery.