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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

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...

5 Things Parents Should Know About Technology Safety for Elementary Students

Parenting comes with its own set of worries, and one of the most persistent concerns is how to protect our children on the internet. You’ve probably already set screen time limits in your home and made it a point to supervise tablet and phone...

3 Ways To Be Prepared for College in High School

I will never forget slowly walking through the halls of the high school in March 2020 with my senior daughter. Thank you to COVID; her senior year ended abruptly. We emptied her locker and quietly exited the building in disbelief. I was in shock and...

To the Parents of 2023 Seniors: Summer Reminders

To the Parents of the Class of 2023,Treasure every moment with your graduate this summer. The college drop-off is coming, and I need you to know that I cried the ugly cry most of the drive home when I dropped my daughters off at college for the...

4 Reasons Why the Values Your Child Is Taught in Elementary School Matter

As Christian parents, we all strive to teach our children biblical values while they’re young. Whether caring for a hurt friend, showing gratitude for a gift, or humbly admitting mistakes, you know that a child’s earliest teachings can impact them...