Mary graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a B.A. 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 W. Bush for Disadvantaged Youth. 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 is that her adult children all seem to have survived the Wright Homeschool. Captain Katie, her oldest, graduated from the Air Force Academy and after serving in Greenland, switched to a career in fish and wildlife management where she burps giant clams. Sarah Cartwright, who also teaches for Veritas Scholars Academy, is well, if you know Mrs. Cartwright nothing more needs to be said! 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.