We have a long history at STCS. My husband graduated from St. Theresa as have all three of my children. Through these years, it has been obvious this was where we belong. What drew me to STCS was the dedication, excellence and caring shown by the STCS teachers and community. I quickly realized that I wanted to be part of that. I felt the calling to serve the STCS community. I went back to college, earning my bachelor’s degree in teaching. I am proud to be part of this wonderful, caring community.
I grew up in a tiny town in Northwest Iowa and moved to Des Moines for my first job after graduating from Buena Vista University. I worked with children and their families in the social work field, then stayed home for a number of years with my children. I then worked in the school lunch program at STCS while earning my teaching degree. I have recently earned my master’s degree in teaching. I love teaching at St. Theresa because of the dedicated teachers, hardworking students and supportive, involved parents. I feel such a sense of support and count this wonderful faith filled community as part of my family. I wouldn’t be anywhere else.
Fourth Grade News
Mrs. McCarthy was the onl y Iowa teacher whom had the opportunity to travel to space camp and bring her experiences to this year’s lesson plan. Below are links to watch some highlights from various
Ronda McCarthy wrote and was awarded a Century Link grant of almost $5,000. STCS was one of 8 schools in the state to be awarded a grant. Well done, Mrs. McCarthy!