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Appointments with Guidance Counselors

Students must make appointments to meet with their guidance counselor. Scheduling of appointments must be done before school, during lunch, and after school. In order to leave a class for an appointment, the student must show the teacher a signed appointment notice. Unless students have an appointment notice or are sent for from the counseling office, teachers will not excuse them from class.

If your guidance counselor is not available, you are welcome to contact another counselor for help with a specific need.


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Ms. Raddon

Ms. Raddon has been a Social Science teacher for 18 years, 10 of those years here in Iron County School District. This year (2016-17) is Ms. Raddon’s first year as a school counselor and she is excited to begin her new job here at Canyon View High School. Ms. Raddon loves being involved with the schools; she has coached 3 sports, advised several clubs and organizations, and won several school-wide competitions…she LOVES winning!

Ms. Raddon attended two years at Snow College and earned an Associates Degree. Following Snow she went to Southern Utah University to earn a Bachelors Degree and she completed her Masters Degree in School Counseling through the University of Phoenix in 2010. Ms. Raddon has been currently creating and facilitating online classes for teachers through the Utah State Office of Education.

Ms. Raddon has 11 nieces and nephews and she is without doubt the “Favorite Aunt,” so you will often find her watching athletic events, dance recitals, and cartoons in an effort to maintain her title. Her family is very sports oriented and loves to spend time together outdoors. Ms. Raddon loves watching movies, traveling and spending her time with family and friends. 


Kim Blackner Mr. Blackner has been a counselor in the Iron County School District for nine years. During those nine years, he was also the Athletic Director and Special Education Transition Coordinator. Prior to that he worked in a family business and for the department of youth corrections. He owns and operate Blackner Embroidery, LLC, along with his school and coaching duties.

Mr. Blackner received an athletic scholarship to Southern Utah University where he graduated in 1994 with a BS degree in Psychology with minors in sports medicine and coaching. In 2007 he graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master's Degree in school counseling.
In 2009, Mr. Blackner became the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Canyon View High School, a position he currently holds.

He has been active in coaching youth programs from little league to Jr Jazz and really enjoys being involved with young people and watching them enjoy success through athletics.

Mr. Blackner has three awesome kids. Breylin (currently serving an LDS mission in Chicago), Tayzha (a senior at CV), and Brantzen (8th grader). I love watching them participate in sports and appreciate them allowing me to play the role of father/coach.

As a family, the Blackners love to watch sports, play sports, and coach sports. They also like to travel to the family cabin, condo, and various vacation spots.

Barry NielsenMr. Nielsen has been a counselor in the Iron County School District for ten years. Prior to that, he worked as a youth and family counselor for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, as a parole officer for the Department of Youth Corrections, and as a case manager for the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.

Mr. Nielsen completed his undergraduate work at Southern Utah University and obtained a Masters Degree from Utah State University.

He enjoys all types of athletics. He is now considering getting from the school parking lot to his office a good workout!

Mr. Nielsen has a wife and two daughters. His family also includes a chocolate Lab and an English Bulldog. They enjoy spending time together at their family cabin near Brian Head.


Getting to know your school counselor is one of the most important things you can do to make the most of high school.

Canyon View High School has a program called “Comprehensive Guidance” that is designed to help all students, not just students with problems. During your high school career, the counselors will make presentations in your classes, help you make a meaningful plan for high school and be available to help you cope with the challenges of school and life.

You are assigned to a guidance counselor based on your last name. Here are the assignments for the current school year::

Last names A-F Barry Nielsen
barry.nielsen@ironmail.org
Last names G-N KarriAnn Raddon
karriAnn Raddon@ironmail.org
Last names
O-Z
Kim Blackner
kim.blackner@ironmail.org
Secretary Cindy Beatty
cindy.beatty@ironmail.org
166 W. 1925 N., Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-2813 | FAX: 435-586-2849
Rich Nielsen, Principal | Brad Lambeth & Jim Langford, Assistant Principals