Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: Open House

PV Open House

New families heard from Mustang parents about their experiences at CAC.

For a few minutes at the PV Elementary Open House last night, I hovered somewhere between the throat lump and tears stage as I listened to parents share what they love about CAC. Four parents shared their stories, and although they all came to CAC through different circumstances, they all came to the same conclusion:  they love CAC because their kids feel loved.

As I listened to these pre-K and kindergarten parents share their stories, I couldn’t shake the thought that the parents of our students want the same thing:  they want their kid to be loved by us.

Academics are important, but getting an A isn’t most important.

Sports are important, but winning isn’t most important.

The arts are important, but performing well isn’t most important.

What’s most important is that kids feel loved.

That’s the partnership we enter into with parents when they choose to send us their kids, and when it comes down to it, loving our students is the foundation of everything else. When parents know we care about their kids, we have a common ground to stand on. Sometimes we might forget that, though, when dealing with a freshman rather than a kindergartener.

Although I had a lump in my throat most of the time, I’m glad I attended the open house and heard some powerful, personal stories about what makes CAC so special. In two weeks, I can’t wait to hear parents share similar stories about what makes Mustang Mountain so special. My guess is the stories will all point to the same thing:  our students feel loved.

Jordan Collier

Jordan Collier

Secondary Principal

Jordan Collier is the secondary principal at CAC. Prior to joining the CAC family in 2011, Jordan was an English teacher for the Cabot School District. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Harding University (’03 and ’08) and has a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Each week, Jordan shares his Friday Thoughts with the CAC faculty and staff, and an excerpt of that is shared on The 'Stang.

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