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  • KCJH PrincipalMy name is Chris Guastella and I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the principal of Karnes City Junior High.  I am excited to become part of the Karnes City community.  I look forward to listening to your ideas and vision for our school, learning from you about our community, and leading with you as we enter 2021-2022 school year. 

    Like so many of you, I am a parent as well.  My wife Jen and I will be married fourteen years in October.  We have two wonderful kids, my son Rocco who is 10 and daughter Riley who is nine.   We are a big sports family and love Florida State University.  My family truly blesses my life and joining the Karnes City Junior High family makes my life much richer.

    I come to you with over thirteen years of experience in the junior high setting.  I have spent the last five years as the lead assistant principal at Metzger Middle School in Judson ISD.  Before that, I spent eight years as a math teacher, physical education teacher, and coach at Woodlake Hills Middle School in Judson ISD.   I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Karnes City Junior High and to work with you as a partner to ensure our students are successful and have a sense of belonging.  We will focus and meet the social and emotional needs of all our students to establish equitable learning opportunities.  

    Please contact me with any questions, concerns, and positive input that will provide our students with an outstanding learning environment.  Go Badgers! 


    Chris Guastella 



    Karnes City Junior High
    410 N Highway 123
    Karnes City, Texas 78118
    Phone: 830-780-6400
    Fax: 830-780-4382