Sarah Cartwright

Wright_sarah_pic_2014 Sarah Cartwright grew up with a homeschool, classical, Christian education and thoroughly enjoyed learning through the lens of reformed, Christian faith. Sarah is always seeking new opportunities to learn more about her Creator through great books, music, mathematics and science. Growing up with a math teacher and a software engineer for parents, Sarah grew to love mathematics and science. This lead to Sarah earning a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), graduating summa cum laude. Sarah was a National Merit Scholar, a member of the UNLV Honors College, and was named the most outstanding mathematics major at UNLV. Sarah has participated in multiple research projects and teaching seminars. During her time at university, she worked with a team of faculty and graduate students on a mathematical modelling system, calculating the possible spread of Ebola. Sarah was chosen to teach a university undergraduate seminar for freshmen in her final year, and has served as an undergraduate instructor in a biology lab, a university mathematics tutor, and a private violin instructor. Sarah also studied music while at university, and has performed as a violin soloist for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. She also performed in Beijing, China with her youth orchestra in 2011. She is currently a member of the Blackpool Symphony Orchestra, performing in venues around northern England. Sarah loves seeing the connections between math, physics and music, and she hopes to show some of these connections to her students and to encourage them to use math and science to better appreciate every aspect of their lives. In 2012, Sarah was awarded a placement to study for a semester at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she met her husband, Scott. They now live in northern England where Scott works in aerospace engineering, and Sarah teaches from their home near Preston. They are dedicated members of their local church, and their faith influences every aspect of their lives. Sarah and Scott love to travel, and thanks to Scott’s travel and tourism skills, they plan to see as much of God’s beautiful planet as possible. Besides exploring new places, Sarah loves to horseback ride at the local stables, hike in the nearby Lake District where Beatrix Potter wrote her children’s stories, play her violin and of course, she always loves a good book.