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Welcome to Pre-K

Kari Howard, PreK Teacher

Office Phone: 515-243-1874, ext. 221

Hello! My name is Kari Howard, the 4 year old Pre-K teacher. This is my 15th year teaching at St. Anthony’s. I taught 8 years of Kindergarten and this is my 7th year of teaching Pre-K. I graduated from University of Northern Iowa with Degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and Special Education.

My husband and I have live in West Des Moines with our three kids (Amelia 8, Pete and Cordelia 5).  We are members to Sacred Heart and Amelia will be in 3rd grade and our twins, Pete and Cordelia will be in Kindergaten this fall.  I enjoy reading when I get a quiet moment, walking, and attending sports activities for my kids.   

I look forward to working with you this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me throughout the year if you have questions or concerns. 

My associate is Denise Vasey.  This will be her 17th year teaching preschool at Saint Anthony's.   Denise and her husband have 4 children, Jacob (27), Hannah (26), Zachary (24), Nate (18), and 1 grandson, Colt (3).  All four are proud graduates of Saint Anthony's and her grandson will be a part of the 3 year old preschool program.   She is a wonderful asset to our program with a lot of hands on experience.   She has her Child Development Associate (CDA) license and her Para-Educator license with an Early Childhood and Special Needs endorsements.   

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