Mr. Don Schaefer
English III, Current Events
High school: St. Charles
College: The Ohio State University
Degrees: BA Education
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
If I could meet any person living or dead, I would choose Ben Franklin. I can think of no one else in history as talented in so many realms. Of course, he was instrumental in the founding of our country, but he is also remembered for his scientific contributions to society, his philanthropy, his writing and his wit. The list of his accomplishments in life is the most impressive I have ever read.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
If I could choose a mentor, I immediately think of Sister Irene Eumann, one of the Dominican Sisters who formerly taught Senior English here at Newark Catholic. Sister Irene was one of the most intelligent people I have known through my career, but she was so much more to the students, faculty and all who knew her. She was so caring, loving, and genuine, a true model of Christianity. She touched my life in so many ways and I will never forget her.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
"To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." --Ralph Waldo Emerson