Shannon Cox is the superintendent of the Montgomery County Educational Service Center. Her role includes working directly with and advocating for all 16 public school districts in Montgomery County. As the educational leader for the county, she works with various leaders in the public sector and with school districts throughout the region and state.
Prior to her current position, she was a classroom teacher at the intermediate and junior high levels, a building principal, an athletic coach, a K-12 curriculum director, and MCESC’s associate superintendent. Outside of education, Shannon is a community activist, leading many grass-root initiatives including those focusing on volunteerism, fundraising, political campaigns, health awareness and most recently co-founded the Community Drug-Free Coalition. She was featured as a TEDxDayton speaker and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, where she taught various workshops and educational leadership courses.
Shannon serves on the board for ThinkTV/CET and chairs the Youth Advisory Council for Montgomery County’s Workforce Investment Board. Additionally, she serves on the boards of Air Camp USA, Montgomery County Overdose Action Team, and Family and Children First; and is past president of Germantown’s historical society.
Shannon believes there has never been a more important time in education to advocate for our profession, our schools, and most importantly our students.