Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: It’s Not About Us

As we’ve been gearing up for today’s ACCESS Gators & Day of Service, we’ve stressed one key theme to them:  It’s Not About Us.

Today, we want students to put their wants and needs to the side and make sure the needs of others is what comes first today.

What a great lesson for young adults to learn— and it might be one of the hardest because it tags along with maturity. When it’s not about us, validation and recognition is intrinsic and must come from within rather than from others. And that’s tough.

For some students, today will be second nature. For others, it will be more difficult because of the necessary intrinsic motivation. We need to be extra positive with our students today and encourage them and recognize them when we see them putting someone else first. Let’s validate their actions to encourage more of the idea that today isn’t about us.

Have fun!

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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