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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

When God Chooses Our Children's Teachers

Nightly my nine-year-old daughter prayed, “Please help me get Mrs. Russell next year as my teacher.” The closer we got to the school year, the more fervent her prayer. Mrs. Russell was a super popular fourth-grade teacher at our local elementary...

Learning Comes Alive - How Teachers Help Kids Love History

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." If you heard Henry V give this rousing speech prior to the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's play, you would be impressed. If you heard a band of 3rd graders, dressed in medieval regalia, reciting...

Starting the Year With a Prayer Walk

 

Like the days of Nehemiah, we must rebuild the walls of schools. Every year we end school a bit broken down: kids stream out and leave piles of broken pencils, notebooks, and binders; textbooks are worn out; carpets are dirty; teachers are,...

The ABC’s of Summer Activities for your Older Child

 Here is a booklet you can print (with space in between each letter and its corresponding activity).  It is a self-paced guide for keeping your adolescent productive over the summer. Good for ages 9 and up, boy or girl.  (Tell them it can be done...

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...