Ron Schaeffer joined the TJCA Board of Directors in February 2021. He began volunteering with the Parent Forum in 2009 and later became volunteer coordinator. In 2011, Ron was instrumental in creating the food service program at TJCA and served as chef and kitchen manager until 2017 when he transitioned to his current position as Middle School Computer Science and Technology teacher. He is a faculty advisor for NC Science Olympiad and Jr. Beta Club Robotics.
Ron and his family moved to North Carolina in 1992 where he began his career in the chemical and technology manufacturing industry as a lab technician and rising to operations manager. He also spent several years as a Certified Safety Manager and Training Specialist for the National Association of Safety Professionals where his top initiative was to improve workplace safety conditions and employee training programs.
Ron and his wife, Patty, have been married 30 years and have 3 adult children. The youngest attended TJCA from 2009 and graduated in 2014. Ron enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren as well as bird watching, stargazing and gardening.