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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 University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.

Recent Posts

The Football Season That Almost Didn't Happen

(Photo taken by Juan Figueroa / Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer)

For the first time in almost 20 years, the 2019 CCA football season almost didn’t happen.

Are You Sharing Too Much About Your Kids Online?

"Our social media networks serve as a parent's modern-day baby book." Stacy Steinberg

On July 21, 2008, I posted my first Facebook picture.  Of course, it was a picture of my children.  If you do a quick scroll of my social media, you will...

Happy Third Birthday to the CCA Blog!

CCA launched this blog three years ago with the desire to equip, educate, and encourage parents.  Since the launch, we have published 180 blogs which have been collectively viewed over 64,000 times by our audience. 

Building a Lasting Faith in Your Child

If you have ever visited a NICU (newborn intensive care unit), you know watching a tiny little human in an incubator is heart-wrenching. The magnitude of the machines and tubes entangling the baby is absolutely unsettling.  Yet despite how...

Why It Matters Where Your Child Goes to School

"Education shapes the future of our whole society - our children's future.  School matters; we are right to worry about the educational choices."  Shaping Hearts and Minds: Why it Matters Where Your Child Goes To School by Dr. Shawn and Monica...

Two Things to Remember in 2020

After I adopted my sons, I was supposed to be done with adoption ministry. When God dropped more children on my doorstep, I was supposed to be their mom forever. When my friend got sick, she was supposed to get better. God was supposed to remove...

An Interview with the New Rhetoric School Head

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

David Johnson, CCA’s new Rhetoric School Head, decided to take the road less traveled during his senior year of college. ...

An Interview with a Logic School Head

A day in the life of a middle school student is filled with energy, awkwardness, failure, success, and lots of noise, chaos, and emotion. Leading children in these preteen years can be challenging, but also the most rewarding job at a school. So...

An Interview with a Pre-Grammar and Grammar School Head

Myrandi Ballesteros, CCA’s Pre-Grammar and Grammar School Head, has loved teaching children from her youngest years. She was raised in a Christian home by loving parents. Her father was a southern Baptist minister, so the church was like a second...

An Interview with the New Headmaster

Only 4% of boy scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts are servant-minded leaders with the character and commitment to stay the course.  

CCA is honored to welcome our own Eagle Scout, Dr. Tony Jeffrey, our new headmaster. His life...