The teachers and staff members at St. Paul Preparatory share a love of cultures and education. We come from diverse backgrounds and share our unique talents and experiences with our school community. We truly care about our students and take joy in helping them reach their full potential.
Meet Jim Walker from our Math Department.
Faculty Profile, Jim Walker
- Favorite Movie: This week – Brave
- Favorite book: This week – something by Michael Jecks
- Favorite color: Green
- Favorite food: Peppercorn roast
What’s something cool about Math?
Who doesn’t like math?
What do you do when you’re not working at SPP?
Play the banjo, act, coach, read, play golf
How did you spend your summer?
Coaching Special Olympics (the athlete won a gold medal in state games), playing the banjo (I got paid!), spent two weeks in Nova Scotia rafting on the highest tides in the world, and setting up SPP West.
Where is the best place you’ve ever lived or visited and why?
I liked Delphi in Greece – a cool little village clinging to a mountain in sight of the ocean
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Acted on TV.
If you could give one piece of advice about life, what would it be?
Learn as much as you can. You never know what’s next.
What’s something you’re planning to do this school year?
Take classes in Engineering.
What do you find fascinating?
Counting and probability
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
Iceland to look at the volcanoes and the glaciers and the geysers
If you weren’t teaching, what job would you want?
Have you ever experienced culture shock? When and how did you deal with it?
No – I generally enjoy new cultures and experiences
Tell me something interesting or unique about yourself.
I enjoy running.