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Mr. James Orr

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UNCW-Bachelor's Degree in Education

Mr. James Orr

I was born and raised in Richlands (Five Mile) and attended RES, Trexler, and RHS. It's a beautiful place that is full of amazing families and I consider it a blessing to be able to serve the community that has provided so much to me in my own development. I enjoy going on adventures with my wife and our two daugthers. I especially enjoy playing the guitar, drawing, and reading books. I am much the kid at heart and still enjoy collecting comic books and playing video games (both of which I thread into my teaching style to help the math and reading come to life in my classroom). My personal teaching philosophy is "learning and fun can live together under the same roof" and I understand the value of making each day magical for the students that I have the honor to teach. Respect, integrity, dedication, honesty, creativity, compassion, and collaboration are all traits that I shine a spotlight on throughout the year. I look forward to working with your child, and family, and know that together, as a team, we can achieve great success. 

  • It is a such an honor to work with your family this year. I am excited for all the learning adventures we will have this year and know, that with focus and hard work, your student will make substantial growth. 

    Below is a list of my interests (to help you get to know me better). 

    1. My wife, Tami, and I have two daugthers. Trystyn is a college student who loves literature and one days plans to be a literature professor (she has a cat named Samwise, like the hobbit, that goes to college with her) and Arleigh is a senior in high school (she runs cross-country, plays soccer, and loves to create art...she ). 

    2. I love to go camping and hiking. I enjoy spending time at state parks, relaxing beside a campfire, finding (and swimming in) waterfalls, and exploring natural places (especially the NC mountains). 

    3. I collect comic books with my friends.