Kingsport Times News Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dedication of the Cora Cox Academy

August 7th, 2012 7:42 am by Staff Report

The dedication honors the memory of Cora Cox, distinguished teacher at Douglass Elementary/High School in Kingsport, and a longtime educator in the Kingsport City School System. 

Mrs. Cox began the Head Start program in Kingsport, located at the former Douglass School when it closed in 1966, and through her work with autistic children, was twice named Kingsport Teacher of the Year, was named Tennessee Teacher of the year in 1976, and was one of 4 finalists for National Teacher of the Year in 1977.

The dedication ceremony will be held at the school, 520 Myrtle Street, Kingsport again, at 4:30 PM.  The entire Kingsport-Tri-Cities community is invited, as well as students of Mrs. Cox's over the years.

Friday, August 10th, at 4:30 PM.

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