Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

High School Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Education, University of Arkansas

Mr. Harrison began teaching in 2007 and joined Arkansas Connections Academy in 2017. He teaches geometry and calculus to grades 9–12. Here, he discusses why he became a teacher and shares his experience at Arkansas Connections Academy.

Why I Became a Teacher

I was a business major in college. Everyone was having trouble with business calculus, and I started helping them with the math. I really enjoyed the “aha” moment when they got it. That’s when I decided to change my major. I started working at Sylvan Learning Center tutoring kids and coaching football. I then became a Robert Norse Scholar at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After graduating, I went to work at White Hall High School teaching math and coaching football. I then decided to work at Arkansas Connections Academy and be a part of the future of teaching.

How Arkansas Connections Academy Helps Prepare Students for Life

I love the fact that teaching at Arkansas Connections Academy is teaching kids to be prepared for the future. Arkansas Connections Academy is the future. We are preparing students for how to work and thrive in a world led by technology. They are being prepared to be very successful in life.

Our curriculum gives students ways of studying that are perfect for preparing them for college. If a student is not going to college, Arkansas Connections Academy prepares them for the real world by teaching them problem-solving skills that all jobs require. It also teaches computer skills that help students participate in today’s work environment.

I love the fact that teaching at Arkansas Connections Academy is teaching kids to be prepared for the future. Arkansas Connections Academy is the future.

— Mr. Harrison

A School Community with Teachers Who Care

All the teachers are here to do what is best for each student. You can tell in our school community that each teacher cares for their students and each student’s future. We are always trying to think of new ways to make sure each student gets the best education possible. If you want your child to successfully learn to work, study, communicate, and navigate today’s world of technology, they should come here and get an education that will prepare them for college and beyond.

Some Personal Interests

I love coaching young minds in ways that help [them] become better citizens. I coach lots of different sports for the fun of it. Also, I enjoy playing golf, hunting, fishing, and hiking. In general, I love the great outdoors.