Mr. Orthun

Mr. Orthun is both proud and honored to teach 8th grade English Language Arts at Dunstan Middle School. This is his sixth year as a full-time teacher, and third year as a DMS Patriot. Mr. Orthun believes in the power of the discipline of Language Arts as a vehicle to open up students' minds and hearts, giving them the tools to read, write, listen, think critically, and speak about the most important topics of the past, present, and future of humanity and planet Earth.

Outside of school, Mr. Orthun enjoys spending leisurely time with his family and friends, including his wife (Erin), his dog (Puckett) and cat (Stanley). His favorite pastimes include reading, skiing, bicycling around Denver, hiking the mountains and forests of Colorado, gardening, gazing at geological specimens, seeing live music, meeting interesting people, cheering on his favorite sports teams (Vikings, Broncos, Twins, Rockies, Timberwolves), and breaking bread with loved ones.

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