After years of teaching her children at home and working as a homeschool advocate in California, Mary earned her juris doctor and became an attorney in 2007. She now divides her professional time between teaching law and serving as the academic dean at Northwestern California University School of Law, running her law practice in northern California, and working with homeschool families through HSLDA.
Mary wrote The High School Handbook, a guide to home educating junior and senior high school students, based on years of experience, research, and prayer.
She and her husband Paul have been married over 40 years. After homeschooling through high school, the Schofields’ sons graduated, completed college, married, moved into their own homes, got decent jobs, and are doing fine out in “the real world” despite the fears of early homeschool naysayers. Today, Mary’s favorite activity is playing with her grandchildren.