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St. Anthony Catholic School Announces 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.

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