Veterans Day Interview: Mr. Jordan


November 11th was Veterans Day, the day we celebrated our country’s veterans. To give tribute to teachers who served in our nation’s military, the Knight Times decided to interview Mr. Jordan, a 9th Grade on-level and Honors English teacher, as well as the coach of the boys basketball team.

When did you decide to join the military, and which branch of the military did you join? I inquired of Mr. Jordan “I decided to join right after 9/11, but I didn’t join right away. It had been in the back of my mind, and after seeing the war on TV I decided to join in October of 2002”.


I also asked him if he had any advice for students at ACP who are considering joining the military. “Joining the military is a great thing. I know that it changed my life. I figured out discipline and true work ethic because of the military, and I know it can do the same for others” he replied, looking off into the distance with an inspirational glimmer in his eye.

I also asked him if he had any stories from active duty, and he responded by saying that “I have tons and tons of stories; I was an 11B which is infantry. While in Iraq, I often drove a Humvee on the wrong side of the street and against the flow of normal traffic. Vehicles would part like the red sea, which made driving a very convenient way of getting around”.


Mr. Jordan is an amazing teacher and loves teaching his students; he fought valiantly in our nation’s great military, and he is an inspiration to our Knights everywhere! Go Knights!