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Fr. Joseph Pins

St. Joseph Catholic Church & School Pastor

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Paula Courter

Business Manager

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Ervin Rowlands, Principal

Principal

erowlands@stjosephschooldsm.org

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Debbie Muse

Bookkeeper

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Angie Pauscher, Lunchroom Director

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Sarah Ponxs, Before & After Care Director

Before & After Care Director

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Andie Barnes, Preschool

Preschool Teacher

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Preschool Teacher


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Educational Background:

Graduate of University of Northern Iowa – BA in Elementary Education. Early Childhood Endorsement from Drake University, Special Education Endorsement will be completed from Drake University this Spring (2015).

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Spending time with my husband and 4 boys, camping, going for bike rides, and taking long walks.

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

I enjoy watching 3 and 4 year olds discovering and learning new things. Watching their eyes light up and their faces glowing when they've accomplished a task for the first time all by themselves!

Chelsea Keeney, Kindergarten

Kindergarten Teacher

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Debbie Murphy, 1st Grade

1st Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

1st Grade Teacher

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Educational Background:

I am an alumni of St. Augustin and Dowling Catholic. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in elementary education and an early childhood endorsement.

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What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

I enjoy teaching first grade because you see so much growth in the students. Students are excited and motivated to learn. The families at St. Joseph are very supportive. I enjoy the family atmosphere at St. Joseph's.

Cheyenne Baldwin, 2nd Grade

2nd Grade Teacher

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Barbara Basch, 3rd Grade

3rd Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

3rd Grade Teacher

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Educational Background:

She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

She has two grown sons and one granddaughter who she loves visiting in her free time. Other hobbies include reading, listening to music, gardening, biking, walking, and following the Cardinals!


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Maddie Muñoz, 4th Grade

4th Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

4th Grade Teacher


Additional Responsibilities:

She is the 4th grade teacher for Reading and Mathematics, as well as the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher for Science!


Educational Background:

She graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in Elementary Education, an endorsement in Mathematics and a minor in Spanish.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Ms. Russo enjoys spending time with her fiancé Alberto, her family and her Siberian husky Blu J In her free time, Ms. Russo loves to travel. She also loves reading, watching movies, and football (Go Cyclones & Go Steelers!).

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

Ms. Russo's favorite thing about teaching is watching the students as they grow throughout the year, and getting to know each student as an individual!

Elizabeth Ahrens, 5th Grade

5th Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

5th Grade Teacher


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Educational Background:

Elementary Education BA from Loras College (endorsements in early childhood, special education, and reading)

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Running, reading, music

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

Having the opportunity to work with and get to know all of the students!

​Lauren Vanderah, Middle School Language Arts & Reading

Middle School Teacher

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Middle School Teacher


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Maria Anderson

Middle School Teacher

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6th homeroom, Middle School Social Studies & Language Arts


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Chelsea Krastel

Middle School Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

6th grade Religion, 7th grade Reading, Math, and Social Studies, and 8th grade Religion and Social Studies

Additional Responsibilities:

National Junior Honor Society

Educational Background:

I attended Sacred Heart and Dowling before moving to Nebraska for college. I graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences, and I will be completing my K-8 Reading Endorsement through Drake this semester.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Reading, watching Husker football, and going to see musicals at the Civic Center.

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

I enjoy having the opportunity to help students grow in their faith and make Christ a part of their daily lives, inside and outside of school.

Virgil Morgan

Physical Education Teacher

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Anne Kelly

School Nurse

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Spanish

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Mindy Blanchard, Library Associate

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Thomas Gary, Art

Art Teacher

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Art K-8


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Tammy Edwards

Piano, Ukuele & Voice Lessons

Your Role At St Joe's:

K-2 Rainbow Ringers, 3-5 Heavenly Handbells, 4th grade beginning Band, 5-8 Band, grades 1-8 piano lessons

Additional Responsibilities:

Playing for mass and other church services

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Music from University of Iowa & Master of Music Education from Drake

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Sewing & crafts, cooking

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

The students!

Ken Dales

Maintenance

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Jennifer Rodine, Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor

Your Role At St Joe's:

Middle School Guidance, 6th and 8th Grade Reading

Additional Responsibilities:

Student Council Facilitator, Social Committee, Red Ribbon Week and Catholic Schools Week committee member.

Educational Background:

Bachelor Arts degree in English with a Secondary Education Teaching License from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling from Drake University.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I spend most of my time watching my sons, nephews and nieces play or cheer at sporting events or perform at plays and concerts. That keeps me very busy! I enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies, and relaxing with our big family and many friends!

What do you enjoy most about your role at St Joe's?

Every day is different! I get to spend my days with kids and teachers and staff that are so caring and fun to work with. Watching the students grow academically, socially, and spiritually is a true blessing to me.

Deb Ryan

Religious Education

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Religious Education

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Krystelle Cortes-Ryan

Secretary

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Secretary

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Kristin Hook

Secretary

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Lani McDonald

Church Secretary

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Mrs. Hernandez

Preschool Associate

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Jill Kelly

Lunchroom Associate

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Rebecca Miranda

Kindergarten Associate

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Mr. Noble

Maintenance

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District Contact

Phone: 515-266-3433
Fax: 515-266-2860
Address:
2107 E. 33rd St
Des Moines IA 50317