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St. Francis school hires first male head in school history

Asato will be the first male leader of St. Francis School. (Image: st. Francis School) Asato will be the first male leader of St. Francis School. (Image: st. Francis School)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The St. Francis School announced the hire of its first-ever male head on Thursday.

Casey M. Asato, 46, will be the replacement for Sister Joan of Arc Souza, the former head of the St. Francis school. Asato is also

the school's only leader who isn't a member of the Sisters of St. Francis Neumann Communities.

Before his newest position, Asato taught several subjects including World History, Introduction to Economics and Japanese Art and Aesthetics. He earned his masters degree in Social Studies from Columbia University and another masters in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“My vision for St. Francis would be a world class college preparatory school in which students are pursuing their interests, they’re engaged with their learning and they find meaning and purpose through their contributions to society,” Asato said in a statement.

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