Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: Who and How

Coming back from spring break and seeing the composites lining the walls was a great way to start the final stretch of the school year. For the past couple of years, the pictures have been stacked in the back corner of a storage closet, but thanks to Kevin Lloyd, David Mauldin, and Richard Burton, the pictures are back on display.

For me, seeing the past classes’ pictures put things in perspective, especially since I have been a CAC mustang for a relatively short time (almost four whole years!). As I look at the pictures, I think about all of the students who have walked these halls and the influence their teachers had on them. It causes me to think about the students who have walked the halls in the four years I’ve been here, and I wonder two things if I’ve been able to be a positive influence in their lives. I wonder if my life served as an example for them, and if so, how?

According to Patrick Lencioni, there are two questions everyone should answer.

1. Who am I helping?

2. How am I helping them?

When each of us defines who we are helping and how we are helping them, we find purpose, the motivation, and the energy to be our best every single day.

People often say there is “something different about CAC,” but when asked about it, defining the difference is difficult for some.

However, I think it’s easy to define and it goes back to the two questions above. When we’re at our best, we know who we are helping and how we are helping them. That’s the CAC difference. I believe the past graduating classes will tell you that and I hope the future ones do as well.

Each day, if you remember who you are helping and how you are helping them, you’ll make a difference in our students’ lives— and that’s what we’re about.

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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