With more than twenty-five years in education, Dr. Myra S. Cox’s educational philosophy is to provide every student equal access to a high quality education and to provide teachers and other staff the tools they need to prepare students to be good stewards and citizens of the society they will inevitably inherit. She is committed to motivating all students, teaching all students, and inspiring all students to learn more and do more to make the world a better place.
Dr. Myra S. Cox served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Yadkin County Schools since February 2014. Prior to that appointment, she held the positions of Chief Academic Officer and Director of K-8 Education and Title I Programming for the Yadkin County Schools beginning in 2011. Dr. Cox also served as a primary grades teacher in Stokes County, a curriculum specialist in Surry County, a school level administrator in Surry and Stokes County, and a district administrator in both Stokes and Yadkin Counties.
Dr. Myra S. Cox graduated from Surry Central High School and received her undergraduate degree from Winston-Salem State University. She earned her master’s degree from Appalachian State University and graduated from High Point University with a doctorate in Educational Leadership.
With a distinguished record of involvement in educational and civic organizations, Dr. Cox is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (NCASCD) and the North Carolina Association of School Administrators. She received appointment to the Board of Directors of NCASCD as a Young Educator Representative in 2008 and eventually served the board as secretary from 2012-2014. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Yadkin Valley United Fund, is a member of the Surry County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, as well as the Surry County Opioid Response Advisory Council.
In addition, Dr. Cox is actively involved in the community and served two-year terms as both the first vice-president and president of the Delta Kappa Gamma International’s Alpha Theta chapter. Now residing in Elkin, she is a member of the local Gamma Psi chapter, the Yadkin Yalley Rotary Club and is a member of Explore Elkin.
Honors include selection as a Paul Harris Fellow, Executive Coaching Honoree, and Aspiring Superintendent Fellow. She maintained a 4.0 Grade Point Average in her doctoral studies, received a Science Gizmos Grant for the middle and high school science departments in the Yadkin County Schools; and, most recently, received a School Safety Grant for a School Resource Officer for Elkin Elementary School. Dr. Cox is a published author and often presents research-based strategies to district, local, state, and national audiences regarding effective instruction and best practices.
Dr. Cox enjoys singing, dancing for exercise, and traveling. She and her husband, Denny, live in Elkin and are members of Elkin Valley Baptist Church.