Mary Schofield became an attorney in 2007 after years of working as a homeschool advocate in California. She and her husband Paul have been married over 30 years. The Schofields began homeschooling in 1986, and graduated their two sons and a niece. After graduation, their sons completed college, married wonderful wives (who were also homeschooled, though that wasn’t necessarily a prerequisite), moved into their own homes, got decent jobs, and are doing fine out in “the real world” despite the fears of homeschool naysayers.
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 speaks at home education conventions throughout the United States, encouraging parents to seek God’s unique plan for their families.
Mary has been enjoying her “retirement” from active homeschooling by continuing to serve on the Board of Directors for the Christian Home Educators Association of California and by remaining active in legal and legislative issues surrounding private and home education, family freedoms, and parental rights. She also found time to go back to school, attending North Western California University School of Law, where she received her J.D. Mary teaches law at her alma mater and has a law practice in northern California. However, her favorite activity these days is playing with her grandchildren.