Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Orie Dudley, and I am teaching 7th Grade Mathematics this year. I am looking forward to getting to know your student and you, and to a challenging and rewarding year! I have taken a somewhat indirect path to the classroom. I have a B.A. in English Literature from Hamilton College (in upstate New York), I have been a licensed architect, a real estate agent and a substitute teacher in the Boise School District. Last year I taught Pre-Algebra and Math I at Initial Point High School in Kuna. This will be my first year at Pathways.
Math can be a very difficult subject. I do set very high expectations and push my students to achieve more than they thought they could, and I will do everything I can to help them meet and exceed those expectations. There are three things necessary to succeed in my classroom: You have to work hard; you have to ask questions, and you can't be afraid to be wrong.
My favorite thing to hear from my students is “Wait a second, that’s it? But this is easy!”
Orie 'Dit' Dudley
Pathways Middle School
7th Grade Math / Study Skills