The Third National Convening of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows has ended

Katie Schaffner

Bishop Chatard High School
Math Teacher
Indianapolis, IN

Katie Schaffner just completed her 13th year teaching.  She attended the University of Notre Dame where she majored in math and theology and then joined their masters’ program for those interested in becoming teachers, the Alliance for Catholic Education (A.C.E.).  She taught middle and high school math at a small Catholic school on the gulf coast of Mississippi with the A.C.E. Program for the two required years and then stayed for a third year. Since then, she has been teaching at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, IN.  She has taught Geometry every year and has also taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II.  In her ten years there, she has been the school’s nominee for the Mother Theodore Guerin Teaching Award and the recipient of the Bishop Chatard Achievement Award.  She spent her early years coaching basketball and lacrosse, but since starting a family, she spends most of her time away from school with her husband and her 4-year old son.