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Cox Named President Of Superintendents’ Association

May 25th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

At the regular April meeting of the Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland (PSSAM), Allegany County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Cox, was elected president of the association. PSSAM is dedicated to providing leadership and advocacy for public school education in Maryland and is a state affiliate of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the Superintendent’s Organization.  Dr. Cox was also re-elected by the membership to a second three-year term on the AASA Governing Board of the National Organization.

Prior to his role as President of PSSAM, which is effective June 1st, Dr. Cox served in the capacity of secretary and president-elect. Each office is a one-year term. His duties as the president of the association include presiding at all regular and special meetings and functions; filling vacancies in PSSAM offices; appointing the membership of the legislative committee and Ad Hoc committees as necessary; and serving as the chairperson of the Executive Committee.

PSSAM membership consists of the 24 superintendents representing each of Maryland’s local education agencies. The purposes of PSSAM include promoting professional growth opportunities for superintendents; providing a network for superintendents to address mutual concerns; to problem-solve; and to collaborate with other organizations.  

Throughout the year, the association provides the means for superintendents across the state to advocate for public education by participating in events, networking with state and national leaders and legislators, and sharing best practices. During the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative session, PSSAM actively represents the views of superintendents with state legislators.

Partner organizations include the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, the Association of School Business Officials, the Maryland Association of Elementary and Secondary Principals, and the Maryland Association of County Officials. PSSAM also works collaboratively with the Maryland State Department of Education in an effort to support local school system leadership to meet the needs of all children.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to serve as PSSAM’s President for the 2016-2017 school year,” said Dr. Cox. “I look forward to working with all of our partners to serve the needs of all of Maryland’s Public School children.”


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