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Dr. Cheri L. Cox
Dr. Cherilou Cobb Cox was born on September 11, 1950. She was raised in Dallas, Texas. Her father was a long time Dallas Physician. She was a 1968 graduate of Sunset High School in Dallas ISD. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1971 from the University of North Texas, where she was a member of Chi Omega. In 1973 she received her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Southern Methodist University. She received a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Texas Women’s University in 1984.
Dr. Cox began teaching in 1972 at John Neely Bryan Elementary School in Dallas ISD. She then became at special education home school coordinator for Dallas ISD until 1982. In 1982 she moved to Wylie ISD where she served as the counselor of Hartman Elementary, she then moved into the roles of Assistant Principal and ultimately, Principal in 1985.
Dr. Cox had many achievements and was a member of several education organizations, including the Texas State Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Texas Association of School Administrators and Classroom Teachers of Dallas. She was also an honorary life member of the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers.
Don Whitt, who was the Superintendent of Wylie ISD at this time said, “She was an outstanding principal, and a dedicated and caring educator.”
Dr. Cox died on July 22nd, 1993. She was 42. At the time of her death, she was serving as the principal of Hartman Elementary. Dr. Cox was married and had 2 daughters.