Al Stevens


Lainie Childers

Arlington High School has a new teacher! Al Stevens, who is very passionate about  his teaching here at AHS. He started teaching history and coaching baseball as the assistant coach to our students at AHS. Some things that have helped Coach Stevens through his first year at AHS durning this pandemic are “his colleagues, K-Love and prayer”.

Coach Stevens has lived in Memphis for 42 years and has been teaching since 1996.While growing up, one of his biggest role models was his former bible teacher Coach Klein. Coach Stevens stated that “Not only did he teach he lived it.” One of Al Stevens teacher role models gave him advice “Be you. Take care of what you can take care of and let things fall into place.”

Be you. Take care of what you can take care of and let things fall into place.”

— Al Stevens

“Even though there will be waves in the beginning things will settle over.” Coach Stevens said in his interview. Coach Stevens had previously taught at a Christian school for the past 21 years. He was worried he would not be able to live out his faith as he did at his previous school. He stated “I was wrong.”

One thing Coach Stevens has struggled with this school year is the new hybrid schedule. He stated “I’ve always had an old school approach to teaching. Spending one day on zoom and having to use Schoology as a platform for learning has
updated my approach”. He plans to overcome this by not letting his passion about his subject waiver and to be strong and courageous during this time for our Acommunity and be a light in our community.