About Me

NAME: Mr. Ira Collier

Principal, New Life Christian Academy

EMAIL: ira.collier@newlifechristianacademy.com or nlca.math@gmail.com


I'm glad you stopped by to find out a little about me!

I grew up in Virginia, New York, Florida and Texas (and attended three different high schools). After finishing high school in Houston, I headed to University of Texas (in Austin) graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics (and Science) Education. My first job out of college was teaching high school math in a public school.

Two years into teaching, I joined the Air Force and spent over 27 years on active duty as a navigator, instructor, educator, staff officer and planner. Along the way, I picked up a Masters of Science in Education from Troy University.

I'm married to Connie, someone you'll recognize from art class or the school office. This year we celebrate our 36th anniversary!!

Connie and I have two daughters that both graduated from New Life. After New Life, our oldest daughter graduated from Lee University and then completed her masters degree at University of Virginia. She now works and lives in Washington DC. My youngest daughter is a UAB graduate in Bio-Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She's currently a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

I love college football and particularly enjoy SEC football; but, I always pull for my Texas Longhorns!! BTW--of course I root against the Aggies!!