Dr. Lillie Cox

Dr. Lillie Cox has over 20 years as a public educator. She currently serves as the Executive Director of North Carolina ASCD and Executive Director of the Piedmont-Triad Education Consortium in North Carolina.

Dr. Cox has been a school superintendent in school districts ranging in size from 4500 – 24,000 students. She has worked at the central office level as an Assistant Superintendent and Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development and Organizational Development. Her school-level experience includes serving as a middle school teacher, a high school English, and as an elementary, middle school and high school principal. She has worked as a teacher in both Guilford and Davidson Counties.

In 2014, Dr. Cox was one of two national superintendent finalists for Women Leaders in Education by AASA. As superintendent, her district was the only school system in the nation to receive two first place Magna Awards in 2013 for the National School Board Association. She received the NCASCD Distinguished Educator Award in 2012 and UNC-Greensboro honored her with the Distinguished Career Award in 2011. She has provided leadership on numerous boards at the local and national level promoting student achievement and support for our country’s public schools at all levels.

She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Masters of Education in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from UNC at Chapel Hill. In addition she completed the North Carolina Principal Fellows program where she earned her Master of School Administration certification and was a National Board Certified Teacher.