Kyle Wilson is a government and economics teacher at Arkansas Connections Academy. Mr. Wilson started teaching at Arkansas Connections Academy in 2018. He earned two degrees from the University of Arkansas: a bachelor of arts in history with a political science minor, and a bachelor of science in social studies with a teacher licensure. Mr. Wilson shares his story below:
“There are a few reasons I became a teacher. My parents are both retired teachers, are numerous other members of my family, so I come from an education background. I wanted to impact young people’s lives the way mine was impacted by the many great teachers I had from elementary school to college.
I love teaching at Arkansas Connections Academy because I get to spend more one-on-one time with my students. The greatest benefit of online school is that I can give my students so much more individualized attention and instruction, whereas in a brick-and-mortar classroom of twenty-five to thirty kids, that’s not possible. Students are prepared for a successful future with our rigorous curriculum, individualized instruction, and many great social opportunities.
Away from school, I spend time with my beautiful wife Ashley. We have two dogs named Scooter and Addie, as well as a hamster named Norman. I referee high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. I also love to travel and scuba dive. A fun fact some people don’t know about me is that I lost an eardrum on my first ever dive trip to Cozumel, Mexico, in 2013. When I’m not bursting eardrums in the Caribbean, I also play golf when I get the chance.”
Arkansas Connections Academy isn’t just another school; it’s a family that will help prepare your child for a successful future.