Phone: (630) 608-5159


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Richard Orr

I attended California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, where I received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. After spending 19 years in the computer software industry, I decided to make a career change and become a teacher. I attended Aurora University and in 2006 I received a master’s degree in teaching with endorsements in middle school mathematics, social studies, and technology.  I began teaching in SD308 at Bednarcik Jr. High before moving over to Traughber Jr. High.  When Murphy opened in 2012, I was excited to make another move and help open the school.   At Murphy, I currently teach 7th grade mathematics and along with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade computer technology courses.  I am also the 7th grade boys and girls basketball coach.

I am looking forward to having a great year. If there is anything that I can do to help you have an enjoyable and successful school year, please let me know.