Meet Our Staff
Ms. Jennifer Raes - Principal
Greetings everyone, I'm Jennifer Raes, your new Principal.
I have spent my career in Catholic education, gaining 20 years of experience in the classroom and nine years in administration - serving 6 years as the assistant principal at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in West Des Moines, and three years as assistant principal at St. Pius X Catholic School in Urbandale, where I also taught middle school language arts, reading, and math.
I also have experience in a sport as well, having coached two or three soccer teams each spring and fall for 22 years.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport.
I was born in Des Moines, raised in Urbandale and am a graduate of St. Pius X School and Dowling Catholic High School.
I'm very pleased to be continue my career in Catholic education here at St. Anthony's.
Darcy Swesey - School Secretary
Brenda Beyer - Guidance Counselor
I graduated from San Diego State University with degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. Later I acquired my Master’s degree and PPS Credential in Educational Counseling at National University. My husband and I have two beautiful children Noah (7) and Jordana (5), both Spanish Immersion students here at SAS.
Before coming to Des Moines, I enjoyed all outdoor activities near the ocean with our children. I felt the closest to my Heavenly Father stillness of His creations. I also enjoy dancing with my kids and cooking in my kitchen. I look forward to working close with all the families at SAS, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Looking forward to another great year at St. Anthony School.
515-243-1874, ext. 216
LaRissa Harrell - Cafeteria Director
Nancy Chiodo - Office Volunteer
Mark Paris - Business Manager
A registered member of St. Anthony Parish since 1999, I have been the Business Manager since 2008. Our family has a long association with both the parish and school. I and my wife Gia (St. Anthony School graduate) were married at St. Anthony’s and both of our children (James and T.J.) attended St. Anthony School.