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Mr. Matthew Sauter, sauterm@district279.org

Math

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

In high school I work with my dad in a control panel shop. Basically I would wire panels that were used to control different things like cement trucks booms, sewage water, even to control the Wild Thing at valley fair (though I didnít wire that one). I went to the U of M in Duluth, student taught at Park Center, and then got this teaching job.

When did you begin working at Park Center?

January 31, 2008

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teach the real things, teach to challenge, and do not allow failure. Keep an open mind, be flexible and creative. Believe in what you are saying.

Why did you choose your profession?

I want to do something different every minute of every day.

What is your favorite quote?

ďThe world keeps a balance, through mathematics, defined by whatever youíve added and subtracted.Ē -Atmosphere

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

104

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

I have Twins season tickets, love to kite board. I wish I were better at crossword puzzles, I studied for a semester in Australia. Went to Cooper High School but can respect the green and yellow.

Advice for students going to college?

Go somewhere that will challenge you academically, personally, socially. Donít be afraid to make new friends. Donít spend all of your financial aide in one place. Study abroad.

Biggest pet peeve?

Those who are cold (hearted).

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word

Unexpected

If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

I was never good enough at baseball, but I think I could be a commentator.