Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox has been named Superintendent of the Year in the Upper Cumberland region.
The distinction means he will represent the Upper Cumberland in September as he vies for Tennessee Superintendent of the Year honors.
“I’m very pleased with our direction as a school district,” said Cox. “We have a presidential scholar this year and that’s the first time we’ve had that. We have a student who has scored a 36 on the ACT. We have students who have done artwork for Scott DesJarlais, including one piece that will hang in the walls in Congress. We’re starting to enjoy the fruits of our labor.”
Cox just finished his fourth year at the helm of the Warren County School System.
Jerry Strong chairs the board of Upper Cumberland superintendents. He said Cox was a unanimous selection.
“Mr. Cox is recognized among his peers for his diligent emphasis on the importance of a quality education for all students,” said Strong. “He has led Warren County Schools to establish exemplary staff development opportunities through professional learning communities. Bobby Cox is an excellent example of educational leadership and professionalism.”
Cox has been chosen as Upper Cumberland Supervisor of the Year twice before in 2010 and 2012 and was awarded the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education in 2012.
Most recently in November 2015, he was awarded the A.F. Bridges Award as the District Administrator of the Year by the TSSAA.