Dr. Joe Cordaro, Principal
work: 515-243-1874
Email: jcordaro@stanthonydsm.org
 
Dear Friends:
 
Since 1988, I have been the principal of this very special school on the South Side of Des Moines, Iowa.  Since that time, we have seen many memorable and exciting events at our school and parish.  One of my most exciting events as principal came when my first grandchild entered the school as a Pre-School student about 14 years ago.  She represented the fifth generation of our family to have attended St. Anthony School dating back to my grandmother.  She attends Dowling Catholic High School as a 12th grader this year and now her brother joins her at Dowling Catholic as he goes into 10th grade.  I still have 3 grandsons at St. Anthony School with me now.
 
As our school continues to grow and expand, we have begun to see a wonderful thing.  Our school and community are now multi-cultural and full of diversity.  We are truly representing the world.  St. Anthony School has embraced this change and helped our students to better understand the importance of learning different cultures through our Spanish Immersion Program.
 
Welcome to our website and we hope you will learn more about our outstanding school.
 
Joseph F. Cordaro, Ed. D.
Principal