Originally from Minnesota, Kathy left home to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. She served in the Air Force as an Air Intelligence Officer at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina and worked in the education office as the testing coordinator after leaving the Air Force. Kathy was a board member and volunteer for a small, private, Catholic school where she served as the administrative manager for five years.
The Schaefers sent both of their sons to Coram Deo Academy because of the classical nature of the school--especially the use of the "Great Books" in literature and primary documents in history.
Kathy Schaefer has been with Coram Deo Academy since 2004. Her experience in the education office led to her interest in developing the testing program for Coram Deo Academy. She has worked in testing and college guidance throughout her time at CDA. Kathy also helped develop the CDA House System when she served as the assistant to the Curriculum Director in 2007.
Because of CDA’s mission and the quality and commitment of the teachers, Kathy loves working at Coram Deo Academy. She believes that by helping students navigate the college guidance process she is able to play a small part in the process of educating students and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.
Kathy is married to fellow Air Force Academy graduate and CDA Dual Credit physics teacher, Bob Schaefer. They have been married for 30 years and are enjoying their time together now that both of their boys, aged 21 and 30 are happily married and "gainfully employed". They are members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, TX.