Mrs. Cofer graduated cum laude from Belhaven College (now Belhaven University) with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education receiving endorsements in Social Studies and Reading (7-12). She taught 5th Grade for four years and two years as the Permanent Sub at First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson, Mississippi. Mrs. Cofer has been teaching Ancient World History and/or Early American History since 2008 at St. Joe. She was formerly the Middle School cheer coach and Social Studies Chair. Mrs. Cofer helped inaugurate the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Chapter at St. Joe.

Mrs. Cofer is actively involved at Liberty Baptist Church in Flowood, where her husband, John is the pastor. She has four grown children and five grandchildren. Her son, Stephen, is a 2010 St. Joe graduate. She loves her family, all things historical, and traveling. Mrs. Cofer's hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, reading historical fiction, antiquing, and watching classic movies.

Two of her former students are professional athletes: Saahdiq Charles (NFL-Washington Commanders) and Jake Mangum (MLB-New York Mets). Another former student, Nathan Lancaster, a St. Joe alumnus, appeared on NBC's Capital One College Bowl representing the University of Mississippi.