• Where Christ is the Principle

    Where Christ is the Principle

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Phyllis Konchar

Principal

Your Role At St Joe's:

Principal

Additional Responsibilities:

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Educational Background:

Mrs. Phyllis Konchar earned her Elementary Education degree from Iowa State University, Masters degree in Elementary School Administration from Drake University and Masters in Secondary School Administration from Drake University.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Away from school she enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her family. She likes learning about the best innovations in the education field. With all her kids now in college she has found a new interest in college athletics and travel between universities. We thank and applaud Mrs. Konchar for her consistent dedication to excellence in Catholic education and betterment of St. Joseph's School.

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Msgr. Ross Parker

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Jim Hart

Business Manager

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Stacy Halbach

Youth Formation Director

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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

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Andie Barnes

Preschool Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

Preschool Teacher


Additional Responsibilities:

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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!

Sue Knie

Kindergarten Teacher

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Debbie Murphy

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.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

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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 Graeve

2nd Grade Teacher

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Barbara Basch

3rd Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

3rd Grade Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:

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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 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 Horihan

5th Grade Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

5th Grade Teacher


Additional Responsibilities:

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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!

Carolyn Fischer

Middle School Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

Middle School Teacher


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Joshua Fitkin

Middle School Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

6th homeroom, Middle School Social Studies & Language Arts


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Chelsea Ramaekers

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.

Brent Bender

Physical Education Teacher

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Kelly Dunsmore

Spanish Teacher

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Spanish

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Ruthann Fitkin

Music Teacher

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Thomas Gary

Art Teacher

Your Role At St Joe's:

Art K-8


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Jennie Gervais

Band Teacher

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!

Cindy O'Connell

Title 1 Reading Specialist

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Lori Remetch

Reading Specialist

Your Role At St Joe's:

6th grade math, small group for sixth and seventh grade reading and in classroom support for reading for grades first, second and third.

Additional Responsibilities:

I am a mentor to our new third grade teacher Barb Basch.

Educational Background:

I graduated from Grand View College. I am certified has K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom, K-8 Multicategorical Resource Mild, K-8 Instructional Strategist 1 Mild/Moderate, and Reading K-8 Reading.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy starting garden plants from seeds, my large vegetable garden and canning

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

Helping those in need. To show the love of Christ in a Christian Community.

Jennifer Rodine

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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Mrs Cortes-Ryan

Secretary

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Secretary

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Robin Dunn

School Associate

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Tanya Dunn

Administrative Assistant

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Helen Farar

Church Secretary

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Mrs Hernandez

Preschool Associate

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Philip Huss

Maintenance

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Jill Kelly

Lunchroom Associate

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Katie Nelson

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