My name is Judy Svendsen. I grew up in Ankeny and graduated from Dowling Catholic High School. I received my B.A. in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Coaching from the University of Northern Iowa. I have taught and substitute taught throughout the US. My husband retired from the USMC in 2009. I started working at St. Luke’s from the very beginning, including as the librarian. When I’m not at St. Luke’s, I’m subbing at Dowling. I also am an assistant coach for Dowling in Middle School Cross Country, Bowling, and Tennis.
Steve and I have 3 daughters. Our oldest is an RN at Mercy downtown. Our middle daughter attends the University of Central Missouri where she runs cross country and track. She’ll graduate in May then will be off to St. Francis Catholic University in PA in the fall. The youngest is in pre-vet school at Iowa State University. I spend my time attending meets in MO, KS, and NE, working, and coaching. I love helping kids learn how to eat right and live healthy lives by staying active.