Building Bridges

from August 17th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

We have to build bridges of relationships that will bear the weight of truth.” —Dr. Tim Elmore Listening to Dr. Tim Elmore speak last Monday was a great way for us to begin the school year. He did a wonderful job reminding us of the impact we have as educators, while also challenging us to […]

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We Made It!

from May 18th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Congratulations on making it through the final week of the school year. It’s been a fun year, and it’s almost time to start gearing up for next year. If you haven’t had a chance to read this article, take a few moments to do so. It’s a good one and a great way to think […]

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The Final Week

from May 11th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I like to write emails to my future self. I know that may be weird, but just add that to the list of things that make me weird (like wearing a pullover every day, never having Mountain Dew in my life, or thinking the first day of the school year is the best day of […]

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Opportunities to Shine

from May 4th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I needed Wednesday. In fact, I need more days like Wednesday. There’s something about seeing our school come together for something greater than ourselves. We’ve had a few big moments this year where we’ve shown up as one (the girls basketball state championship game comes to mind), but nothing will beat Wednesday. Nothing. It’s a […]

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“I’ll Do Whatever”

from April 27th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

We’ve been here before. At this time last year (and the year before and the year before that), I wrote in the Friday Thoughts about all the things happening on Mustang Mountain. I wrote about the craziness going on at school as we were planning the banquet, standardized testing, the ACCESS Gators meet, the Day […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

from April 20th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

It’s easy to get distracted this time of year as we begin eyeing summer, but this is precisely when we need to focus and continue bringing our best every day. We have one more month of school left which means we have only one more month to strengthen our relationships with students this school year. […]

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All The Places To Go

from April 6th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Our annual “Evening at CAC” is tonight, and I’m excited about our guest speaker this year— John Ortberg, author of several books, including Soul Keeping, All The Places To Go, and The Life You’ve Always Wanted. John has also published numerous small group Bible studies that my life groups have used over the past several years. When I heard […]

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Daring Students

from April 2nd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Yesterday, I helped a student narrow down a research paper topic for her online Composition class. Students are to write about a current trend in society, and she wanted to focus on teens leading movements in our society. She’ll do an excellent job on her paper and I can’t wait to read it, but the […]

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What We Value

from March 16th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Sometimes I’m naïve and think school’s all about academics— math, English, science, history— but the academics are just a portion of “school.” Along with academics, school is also about the social, spiritual, and physical lives of our students (truly “mind, body, and soul”). Tuesday’s intruder/lockdown drill reminded me of that, and it reinforced the core […]

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Bilbo and Gandalf

from March 2nd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’ve been reading The Hobbit with my kids the past few nights, and because I haven’t read it since I was in 8th grade, it’s as if I’m reading it for the first time. J.R.R. Tolkien is a masterful storyteller, and as I re-read the tale, I’m once again fascinated with the characters, the setting, and the […]

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