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Ann Campanella

Ann Campanella is the parent of a Covenant Classical student. A former magazine and newspaper journalist, she is the author of the memoir, Motherhood: Lost and Found. To learn more about her writing, visit her website.

Recent Posts

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Senior During a Pandemic

Your students have worked hard completing a milestone in their education. It’s time to celebrate their accomplishments. Yet, the current environment with the COVID-19 crisis is keeping people from being able to gather. How can you make graduation...

5 Tips for Engaging Introverts in the Classroom

Most people understand the basic difference between introverts and extroverts. Extroverts tend to be outwardly focused and are energized being around large groups of people, while introverts tend to be inwardly focused and gain energy being alone.

5 Ways to Calm Children's Fears Around the Coronavirus

Anxiety seems to be part of this world, and it is especially high as the coronavirus spreads across our country. Children are particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty because they have less control than adults. With schedules...

History, Passion, Vision: Our New Leadership

CCS welcomes a new leadership team in the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to have Laurie Thigpen as our new Head of School and Dawn Russell as Assistant Head of School. They took the time this summer to answer a few questions, so that new...

5 Tips for Communication with Teenagers

Teenagers can often seem like another species. “Where did my sweet little 11-year-old go?” moans many a parent. But if Mom and Dad can remember that teens are in a rapid period of growth, where things are changing quicker than they can keep up...

When a Grandparent Has Alzheimer's or Dementia: Books to Educate and Keep Kids Connected to Their Loved Ones

Alzheimer’s or dementia affects most families at some point. When a loved one begins acting strangely and forgetting more than names, it’s tempting to simply not talk about it. But children and teenagers notice things, and they have their own...

The Joy of Being a Fan

I grew up with a basketball hoop at the end of our street. I spent hours out there with my brothers shooting baskets and playing "HORSE." But when it came time to compete, I didn't make the grade. My high school team had won the state...

5 Benefits of Athletics, Even When You’re Not Competitive

Not everyone is competitive.

My father grew up in a family of athletes. He was one of nine kids, and the Williams’ brothers were known around Tampa for their prowess in football, boxing, track and field. You name it. They excelled. Daddy told...

21 Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers

Reading is one of the most important skills a child can develop. It’s never too early to introduce them to great books. Here is a list of 21 most-loved books for children of preschool age.  Choose one from the list and find a quiet moment during...

7 Ways to Flunk a Parent/Teacher Conference

Most parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers at least once every year. This is an opportunity to learn more about your student -- how he or she is performing in the classroom, what strengths and weaknesses the teacher sees and if there...