Name: Walt Saunders
Occupation: Ohio County Schools Federal Programs Director
High School: Wheeling Park High School
Statement: Math to me is the lifelong ability to solve problems in everyday life. I apply it daily in basically everything I do. I use math when I’m renovating my house to calculate the square footage of a room or estimate the supplies I need for a project. I use addition and subtraction when I’m measuring ingredients in what I’m making for dinner.
Professionally, I use math in budgeting for federal programs and in the scheduling of resources. The understanding of math has given me the ability to problem solve. Mathematics involves identifying a problem, applying a set a rules and discovering a solution. Those are all examples of why math is important.
Mr. Saunders began his career in education as a mathematics teacher. He previously served as the principal of Madison Elementary School and Triadelphia Middle School.