Sarah Collister has been an English educator for over 8 years. Her love of literature and creative writing inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of English Education at New York University. While she was inspired by the vibrant literary culture that she encountered at NYU, she was disheartened by the state of modern education, which placed so much emphasis on individual experience over the wisdom of history and tradition. In her second year of teaching in the NYC public school system, she met her now-husband, Clinton, at a wedding. He had a passion for classical Christian education, and when he described it to her, she felt it embodied the ideal of how she had envisioned the English classroom. Soon after they married, they both got jobs teaching the humanities at Bloomfield Christian School in metro Detroit, MI. For three years, Sarah enjoyed teaching 7-12th grade literature and writing courses, coordinating the school Speech Meet, teaching research for Senior Thesis, and serving as an advisor for the literary club, the Samuel Johnson Society. At the encouragement of her headmaster, Sarah started a Masters in Classical Christian Studies at New Saint Andrews College, which she will complete in 2021.
In 2019, Sarah and her husband moved to St. Andrews, Scotland so he could complete a 1 year Masters in Theology and the Arts. They now live in Cambridge, England, where Clinton is completing research for a PhD in Divinity. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys riding her bike through the narrow, winding streets of Cambridge, knitting, and reading and discussing formal poetry with her husband on their podcast “Poetry for the People.” Always an avid reader, Sarah has most recently picked up the novels of Barbara Pym, whose humor and keen sense of human nature make her a modern day Jane Austen.

Courses taught by Sarah Collister