Mary Wright graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a B.A. degree from the College of Math, Science and Engineering. She also obtained a secondary teaching credential from CSULB and taught secondary mathematics for the Long Beach Unified School District for four years before staying home with her three children. While teaching for the Long Beach Unified School District, she was selected as one of 40 teachers nationwide to attend a conference in Washington, D.C. sponsored by President George H. W. Bush for Disadvantaged Youth. It was an amazing experience and inspiration! Mary then homeschooled all the way through high school all three of her children, predominantly using Veritas Press curriculum. She organized and invited many other children in her church to join her family in a math and science coop for their high school years. Her main claim to fame though is that her adult children all seem to have survived the Wright Homeschool. Captain Katie, her oldest, graduated from the Air Force Academy and is currently serving in Greenland! You can sleep well at night, because Captain Katie is on the job, crocheting pumpkins and watching the sky! Sarah Cartwright, who also teaches for Veritas Scholars Academy, is well, if you know Mrs. Cartwright nothing more needs to be said! She is a smart, talented teacher and Mary recommends you take Mrs. Cartwright for all your math and science classes! And her son, Jonathan, is the coolest, most talented mechanical engineer she has ever met. Mary does appreciate that she may be a wee bit biased when it comes to her children.
Mary and her husband Harold have been married for over 30 years and actively serve in their church, Providence Reformed Church of Las Vegas. Mary loves to scheme and plan for VBS over the summer and is known for her, in her own opinion, very fun, very messy paper mache crafts. BUT Mary especially enjoys playing her flute on any worship team led by her very talented husband! SHE loves to listen to him singing to the LORD in practice at home and in church, “You are working in our waiting, sanctifying us. And beyond our understanding, you’re teaching us to trust. Your plans are still to prosper you have not forgotten us. You’re with us in the fire and the flood. You’re faithful forever, perfect in love. You are Sovereign over us.” Mary and Harold also enjoy camping in the seven national parks within a day's drive of their home, hiking, biking on nice slopes (NOT negative slopes), rock collecting, backpacking, dogs (especially huskies named Bear Bear and Air Force beagles named Ziggy), reading together and listening to books together.