After leaving Wright State University with a major in French and a minor in Spanish, Sarah Ross married Dennis Crabtree and began her career as a language teacher in rural Southeast Ohio. In addition to teaching French I, II, and III as well as Spanish I at Wheelersburg High School, she also teaches elementary Spanish at Shawnee State University. Sarah co-sponsored Wheelersburg High School's Foreign Language Fair, in which she gave Latin dancing lessons and introduced the Tour de France project, a bicycle race modeled after 'la vraie chose.'
Sarah's motto: "You live a new life with every new language you speak," comes from a Czech Proverb, and is one she supports enthusiastically both as a life philosophy and in deed. Last year WHS took their maiden voyage to Europe with Sarah's encouragement, and this year they are organizing a study abroad trip to France and Spain for May of 2007! Sarah is also a member of the 7 Nations Celtic Club, a connection that gave her students the opportunity to carry Brittany's flag in the local St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Even while preparing her Masters of Education in Classroom teaching with a concentration in Fine Arts from Rio Grande University, Sarah made sure to spread her goodwill to others. With Rio Grande, she traveled to China and taught a Rubric workshop to English teachers in Xiían. In addition, she has volunteered with VOSH and KIWANIS international and worked in eye care clinics in Nicaragua and Peru. Sarah is a splendid ambassador for Wright State, bringing her students to campus.