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Mrs. Catherine Schaefer
Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Catherine Schaefer and it is a pleasure to teach in my home parish. My faith has brought me to teach in the Archdiocese, and I enjoy bringing Jesus into our classroom each day. This year marks my 11th year as a full-time teacher at St. Jude School. I am grateful to be part of the spiritual and educational community at SJS.
I have taught 3rd grade, 5th grade, Technology and Kindergarten. Seven of my nine years at St. Jude School have been spent as the Kindergarten Teacher. After taking a break from teaching to raise my three children, I returned back to St. Jude in 2014. For the past two years, I have been working as a teacher-aide in Kindergarten and teaching Technology part-time. I am also a proud staff member of our CARES program. My educational background is a BA in Elementary Education from Holy Family University.
Who is Mrs. Schaefer? Well, my favorite color is black. I love to drink coffee and eat cookies. I have three children, Christopher (21), Ryleigh (10), and Reece (8). All of which, have attended St. Jude School. Even my husband went to St. Jude School.
I have coached St. Jude CYO Girls Basketball and Softball. I currently coach Cheerleading for Lenape Valley, as well as, the St. Jude CYO Junior Jags.
I love to coach cheer, teach, and snuggle time with my family. I live in Hatfield with my children and husband Kevin.
“Educating the Mind Without Educating the Heart, IS LIKE NO EDUCATION AT ALL” - Aristotle