Carrie (Pinter) Wright ’03 teaches physics and Advanced Placement physics to juniors and seniors at Westosha Central High School in Paddock Lake, Wisconsin.
She graduated summa cum laude from Carthage and received the distinguished student teacher award during her field placement.
“I had so many opportunities to apply what I learned
in interesting and engaging ways.”
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“My favorite part of teaching is interacting with new students each year and having a positive impact on their lives.”
How did Carthage prepare you?
“The physics professors are amazing! Not only did I learn so much about physics as a subject of study, but I had so many opportunities to apply what I learned in interesting and engaging ways.”
How has your liberal arts education helped you?
“As a teacher, I use my liberal arts education every day. Although I was a science major, I have to use skills in communication and writing constantly as I work with students, colleagues, and parents.”
Tips for current Carthage students:
“Don’t waste any of the precious time you have at Carthage. There is so much to learn from your professors about your subject area, about real application, and about life in general.”
Favorite Carthage memories:
“My favorite Carthage memories are definitely the small study groups we created to work through our toughest physics courses. The classes are small, and you get to know the professors and other physics majors so well. You become a tight-knit group that works together toward success.”