Our Founders

Kool Kat Science was founded by the educator-engineer writing team of Paula and Dave Schoeff. They began writing innovative STEM lessons in 2007, and their work has been used in Elementary science curriculum used by schools across the United States.

In 2018, Paula and Dave Schoeff saw a need for low-cost STEM learning opportunities in Toledo, OH. Their first 12-week STEM club was hosted as a home group in September 2018. The learners were a small group of parents and children; and projects were focused on STEM engineering. During the pandemic, Paula and Dave shifted to online Zoom sessions, and club members learned coding. In 2021, the group expanded to two STEM clubs and added elementary robotics. In 2023, Kool Kat Science incorporated as a non-profit and formalized partnerships with the City of Toledo and Toledo Lucas County Public Library.


Paula Schoeff is a full-time writer with a BS in Elementary Education and Middle School endorsements in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Technology. Her ME is in Science Curriculum Design.

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Dave Schoeff is an IT Technical Analyst and STEM enthusiast with a BS in Software Engineering and an MBA.

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