Meet Our New Principal
After consulting with the interview committee, Msgr. Frank Chiodo, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Raes as the new principal of St. Anthony parochial grade school effective July 1, 2018. She succeeds Dr. Joe Cordaro, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
Raes has spent her career in Catholic education, gaining 20 years of experience in the classroom and nine years in administration. She is in her sixth year serving as the assistant principal at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in West Des Moines. For three years prior, she served as assistant principal at St. Pius X Catholic School in Urbandale. She also taught middle school language arts, reading, and math at St. Pius X School.
She brings with her experience in a sport as well, having coached two or three soccer teams each spring and fall for 22 years.
Raes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport.
She was born in Des Moines, raised in Urbandale an is a graduate of St. Pius X School and Dowling Catholic High School.
Learn More About Our School
Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects.
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St. Anthony School had six players on this year’s Dowling Catholic Basketball Team who played in the State Tournament this year. Congratulations Girls.
St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.
WANTED: Board of Education Members
vacancies for the coming school year. If you are intereted in
being part of this important group, please contact the Parish
Business office or send an email to Ms. Jennifer Raes, Principal