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Joy Hale

Joy has a passion for Jesus, family ministry, and coffee! She is the Director of Community Care at Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville, TX. She is wife to Charlie and mother to Bailee, Ellie, Charles, and Gabe. She holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.

Recent Posts

Fostering Healthy Digital Habits for Kids

Technology is one of the most difficult challenges inherent in raising children today. In this BaseCamp Livepodcast, Davies Owens and Keith McCurdy discuss how technology impacts mental health and addiction.  

Summer: A Blessing or Burden?

                           For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Summer is here.    

For parents, the wide-open summer schedule is both a gift and a problem to be solved. Charles Dickens said it best, “It was the best of...

Honoring Character in High School Students

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the...

Questions Parents Ask About High School

Qualified teachers and administration make a lasting difference in the lives of students, families, and school communities. Covenant Christian Academy is blessed to have Amy Pryor leading as the High School Principal. She is a native Texan with a...

Our Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2023

CCA launched this blog six years ago to equip, educate, and encourage parents. Since the launch, we have published 251 blog posts, which have been viewed over 138,000 times by our audience. A parent recently expressed gratitude for one of the blogs,...

The Life Changing Impact of a Coach

A coach will influence more people in one year than most people in their entire lifetime.  

High school athletic coaches especially can have a life-changing impact on athletes by shaping their character and values. Their influence goes beyond...

Best Ways to Afford a Private Christian Elementary School

Is private school really worth the cost?

Studies overwhelmingly show that private school students outperform public school students on the ACT and SAT. There have also been studies that show:
    • graduates from classical Christian schools are more...

3 Ways to Keep Your Child Emotionally Safe in the Classroom

We understand you probably tucked your child into bed last night and then stopped in to check on them one more time before heading to bed yourself. Their safety and wellbeing were your last thoughts of the day and likely some of your first thoughts...

Back to School Excitement: New Beginnings

Our God is a God of new beginnings. God knew we would wander from our callings, get weary, and be disordered, so He gave us seasons for resets and new beginnings. Back to school is one of my favorite reset seasons and a time filled with great...

Switching to a Private Elementary School? Answering Your Burning Questions

"We experienced a big difference going from public school to CCA. I have teared up at so many events this year because I was just so overwhelmed with the goodness of God." Jen Rosene – A CCA Parent

Are you considering switching your child from...