Honoring Our Recently Retired Faculty & Staff
The CAC family has been blessed to be influenced by some of the most incredible teachers, faculty and administrators. When these wonderful people retire it is always bittersweet. Join us as we thank them for all they’ve done to help CAC grow!
Mr. Mike Harris began at CAC in 2003 as a history and Bible teacher.
Harris said his teaching philosophy was to always try to look at each child as an individual. He was known for creating a fun and exciting atmosphere in every class.
He described his younger self as “rebellious” and said, “God convinced me to take that rebellious spirit and refine that into the classroom to help kids who were going through struggles themselves.”
Mr. Harris said the biggest lesson he learned from a student was to never prejudge anyone. He learned to watch, observe and listen so as to love each child intentionally.
Harris said he is enjoying retirement by not driving in Maumelle traffic or grading essays.
“Never, ever, ever, ever walk into class unprepared. Some teachers take a day off – but you can’t do that. You’ve got a job to do.”
– Mr. Harris’ advice to current teachers
Mrs. Teresa Story began at CAC in August of 1989 teaching World History and American History.
Over the years she instructed students in Psychology, Geography, AP US History, English, Creative Writing, Latin… the list goes on and on!
Story said her favorite thing about teaching was “learning new things and having an opportunity to interact with students.” She said she is now enjoying retirement and that she loves not being on a schedule.
“Keep your focus on God and everything else will work out.”
– Mrs. Story’s advice to current teachers
Mrs. Carolyn Josephson began at CAC in August of 1990 as the principal, music
teacher and gifted/talented teacher at the Pleasant Valley campus.
After 10 years of administrative work at the elementary level Mrs. Josephson made her way to the secondary campus and served as the librarian for 16 years.
Josephson said one of her favorite memories was being invited to perform as the Soup Tureen in the drama department’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” She also very much enjoyed working with students to help them reach their potential.
She said she now enjoys the “freedom to choose what I want to do every day, and of course, spending more time with my grandchildren.”
“Be proud to be a teacher. It is a noble profession.”
– Mrs. Josephson’s advice to current teachers