Being the superintendent of any school district is no easy task. He or she sets the direction and priorities on which the school system can focus. He or she is also responsible for making personnel decisions, budgeting decisions, as well as policy decisions.
Dr. Myra Cox, the newly-appointed superintendent at Elkin City Schools, has faced her fair share of challenges during her short time as superintendent, but has substantial goals for Elkin City Schools in the future.
A native of Dobson, Cox was drawn to ECS because of the proximity to family and her previous home in Yadkinville. Now that she is the face of the school system, she intends to change Elkin City Schools for the better. Her visions include positive changes within existing initiatives.
Cox said, “I think my vision for Elkin City Schools is that we become even more innovative than we are right now.”
Additionally, she mentioned strengthening the school system’s S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiative, which would create new opportunities for students.
With success, which is what Cox and ECS is hoping for, comes great challenges and obstacles. Cox has been busy anticipating those issues. “The biggest obstacle will always be finding funding to ensure that you all will have the opportunities that you deserve.”
The administration and staff at ECS also expect tremendous changes as Cox takes the reins, but do not seem fearful of those shifts.
Joel Hoyle, principal at Elkin High School, has positive expectations for Cox’s leadership. “Dr. Cox has a vision for Elkin City Schools of leading us to become a more innovative school system. She encourages our principals and teachers to take risks and not be afraid to try new ideas or be afraid of change.”
Overall, Cox has high hopes for the students, as well as the administration at ECS. Her desires for students to grow and succeed are immeasurable, despite potential obstacles, and she proves to be a good fit for Elkin City Schools.
Audrey Jennings, Coleman Mathis, Ella Briggs, Zoe Martin are English students at Elkin High School.