Meet the department chair
Dr. Márta Pásztor
I feel at home on two continents, Europe and North America. I am an ethnic Hungarian from Slovakia (part of the former Czechoslovakia until 1993). I graduated from Karlova Univerzita
(The Charles University) in Prague, Czech Republic with a degree in teaching high school mathematics and physics, and later received my Doctor of Natural Sciences degree from the same university. I taught math and physics in the Hungarian college preparatory high school Vámbéry Ármin Gimnázium
in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia for 18 years. I joined the Mathematics Department of Seattle Preparatory School in 1997. Currently, I teach AP Calculus AB and Precalculus, and chair the Math Department for the second time. I believe each of my students can be successful in math. I set clear expectations for them, encourage them to ask questions, try again if they make mistakes while guiding and helping them along the way. I moved to the U.S. in 1996 as a result of marrying my husband, Steve, whom I met while he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in my country. My son, Dávid and his wife, Jolene live in California. I am passionate about teaching and learning; I love reading, writing, baking, gardening, and traveling near and far.