Denise Schaefer '98, was remembered in a May 28 Washington Post article. The former teacher and counselor passed away suddenly on May 10 from a rare, undiagnosed blood disorder.
From the Post:
Graduation rehearsal at Col. Zadok Magruder High School is Thursday, and Denise Schaefer planned to be there, leading the effort to get the Class of 2014 ready for its momentous end of high school. It was not her paid job, but she stepped up.
Schaefer was like that. Throughout a teaching and counseling career that started in Montgomery County in 1998, she gave her students her time, effort and, as one put it, “her fullest heart.” But at 38, the popular school counselor and mother of two died May 10 from a rare, undiagnosed blood disorder.