Shannon currently serves as the 12th Montgomery County Educational Service Center Superintendent, in the organization’s history and is their first female superintendent. 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 other various leaders across city/county government, and the other public sectors.
Shannon was featured as a TEDxDayton speaker; where she gave her TED Talk on “Future Self.” Shannon is an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, where she teaches various workshop classes and Educational Leadership courses. Additionally, she is an adjunct at Ashland University.
Ms. Cox has worked with many other communities in different roles within the MCESC, which has allowed her to build relationships with districts throughout the region and state. In addition, she is trained in many different academic programs, state initiatives and school district leadership while taking a great interest in state policy and law to be able to provide guidance and consultation to districts.
Shannon serves on the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board and chairs the WIB’s Youth Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves on other boards including Air Camp USA, Montgomery County Overdose Action Team, Family and Children First and is President of the Historical Society of Germantown’s Board of Trustees.
Prior to her current position, she spent time in her career as 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. Her experience has been in multiple counties and different types of districts giving her a variety of education experiences at the Pk-12 level.
Outside of education, Shannon is a community activist. She is a vibrant participant in her community and has led many grass-root initiatives including those focusing on volunteerism, fundraising, political campaigns, health awareness and most recently has co-founded a Community Drug-Free Coalition.
Shannon believes there has never been a more important time in education to advocate for our profession, our schools, and most importantly our students.
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