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Terry Cross

Terry Cross
Born in Texas as the youngest of four daughters, Terry Cross was raised as a Marine Junior, traveling the U.S. and abroad. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree with a discipline in history. Married in 1983, she and her Army husband moved to Germany where they began their family of four children. Mrs. Cross has served Covenant Classical School since 2001 as the 6th grade teacher and Dean of the 4th-6th grade. Her goal is to transmit enthusiasm for learning and to move the students from teacher-directed study into self-directed study in each subject.

Recent Posts

Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...

Letters from Mom—Sending Your Child Off to College with a Piece of Home

“Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I come sit in the rocker in your room and watch you in your crib. Your mouth is a puckered rosebud and your breath slips in and out, unseen. I hear it, though, even just standing at the door I can hear you breathe....

Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. There are so many factors to consider: public vs. private, class room size, homework, uniforms, Christian vs. secular, and on and on. In this...

Why We are Not Paying for our Kids' College Education

   A different approach by Beverly Davis as told to Terry Cross

“We as parents chose to put our three children in private school from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It was a large monetary investment. Our job was to be sure they had the best...

Steering Your Teen Towards a Meaningful Summer

Advertisements are already appearing for summer camps, programs, and activities.  While college-bound teens should be carefully planning to look good on those college applications, they still need to do more than pad their transcript. Is there a...

Preparing Parents for Teenage Transitions

I struck the match, lit the fuse in front of me, then ran for cover. Crouching behind the chair, I put my hands over my ears, squeezed my eyes shut, and waited for the explosion. Nothing happened. Cautiously, I went back to see. No, I wasn’t...

Discipline

What do you want your children to be when they grow up?  Or perhaps a better question is how do you want them to be?  Responsible? Compassionate?  Others-centered? Noble attributes indeed.  So, how does a parent steer an unruly, selfish little...

The Irony of Christmas

My class had an interesting conversation one December. We were looking at irony in the Christmas story. The discussion unfolded (Socratically, of course—after all, we’re a classical school!) something like this: “What were the Israelites...

Classical Music and the Young Child

If your child is between the ages of four and six, it is time to introduce them to the finer things in life. I’m talking about, of course, classical music. Now before you think it’s all Bach and no bite (sorry!) let’s explore some fantastic...

Homework- Don't Leave Home Without It

Year after year, the most talked about subject in parent/teacher conferences is homework, usually in the form of “how much should I be helping?”  You will hear me (a teacher) say, in fact, that 6th grade is a perfect time to develop independence...