WELCOME TO DISHNER'S DUNGEON
Phone: (423) 477-1600
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences Master of Arts in Teaching in Math Education (7-12) License Type: Professional Endorsement: 413 Mathematics 7-12
Mr. Curtis Dishner, Jr.
My name is Curtis Dishner, and I teach Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC. I am also a co-sponsor of the Beta Club. I have taught for 13 years, while just completing my eleventh year at Daniel Boone. Prior to joining the great faculty at Boone, I taught at Northeast State Community College for 2 years. With Blazer Nation as my alma mater as well, I know what a great school system we have, and I have great confidence you will have a plethora of opportunities at Boone that will impact your life as it has my own.
I understand that some students enter my classroom with a not-so-favorable view of math, while others have enjoyed the content but have never been challenged before. My goal for every student that enters my class is that they become better problem solvers and productive strugglers. The courses I offer will be challenging at times, but learning to productively handle rough conditions can ultimately enhance your performance in any area. In The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, he states that "in every discipline, the ability to be clearheaded, present, cool under fire is much of what separates the best from the mediocre." Let's do our best to be positive and react appropriately to the challenges that await us. My desire for you is to experience the necessary growth that will take you to a whole new level in your education and be better prepared for college.
I am looking forward to a great year with an awesome group of students! Again, I welcome all of you. I know we are going to have an amazing time together!
MR. DISHNER'S CLASS SCHEDULE
1st: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
3rd: Calculus Lab
4th: AP Calculus AB
5th: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
3rd: Calculus Lab
4th: AP Calculus BC
I will be available for tutoring Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 - 4p each week. If my door is open in the morning, students can ask me questions then as well. Students are expected to come to tutoring prepared with questions, since I have other students to assist. This will allow me to address all student content concerns in a timely manner. Please understand that tutoring may be cancelled periodically due to mandatory after school meetings or other unforeseen circumstances.