Career development and promoting work-based learning has been the passion and focus of Mrs. Cox’s educational career for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Cox has vast knowledge of cooperate as well as educational settings. Having begun her early career as an educational software and hardware vendor she quickly saw the need to connect with teachers and students to help them navigate the many technological advancements forthcoming. The pull to be front and center with students to help them meet these challenges led her straight into the classroom. Mrs. Cox has served in both the K-12 and postsecondary environments. Her former roles as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, Career Development & Special Populations Coordinator, School-to-Career and Academy Director helped lead her to her present position as the Work-based Learning Consultant for the NC Department of Public Instruction in Career and Technical Education.
Mrs. Cox offers practical experiences and knowledge for multiple audiences and stakeholders. The knowledge for career development and fostering joint partnerships is evident in her daily life and work. Her insightful enthusiasm for bringing together all stake holders; businesses, educators, parents and students to help promote Career and Technical Education is her passion and her life goal. Her dream of promoting and increasing student opportunities via apprenticeships and internships is being seen throughout North Carolina by the large percentage of students participating and enrolling in work-based learning.
Her dream and goal to help all students be career ready in NC is heard loud and clear from the mountains to the shores of our great state.