Dr. Lillie Cox has over 25 years as a public educator. She is the owner of LMC Leadership Solutions and Women in Educational Leadership (WE LEAD). She currently is the Executive Director of the North Carolina affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium. She served as the superintendent of Alamance-Burlington Schools and prior to that as superintendent in Hickory Public Schools. She led a Vision Planning Process for Public Education for Alamance County and developed the first strategic plan for the school system involving hundreds of stakeholders and reviving a renewed sense of urgency for public education in Alamance County.
Previously, she was the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Alamance-Burlington Schools. Dr. Cox was the Executive Director of Organizational Development, Professional Development and Curriculum in Guilford County Schools. Her school-level experience includes serving as a middle school teacher, a high school English, and as an elementary, middle school and high school principal.
In 2014, Dr. Cox was one of two national superintendent finalists for Women Leaders in Education by AASA. Under her leadership, Alamance-Burlington Schools was the only school system in the nation to receive two first place Magna Awards in 2013 for the National School Board Association. She received the NCASCD Distinguished Educator Award in 2012 and UNC-Greensboro honored her with the Distinguished Career Award in 2011. She has served on numerous boards at the local and national level promoting student achievement and support for our country’s public schools at all levels. Dr. Cox is a long-standing member of NCASCD and served on the Board for four years and as the President of the organization. She has represented NCASCD at the state and federal government levels by advocating for the children and teachers of North Carolina.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Master of Education in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from UNC at Chapel Hill. In addition, she completed the North Carolina Principal Fellows program where she earned her Master of School Administration certification and was a National Board Certified Teacher.
Dr. Cox enjoys spending time with her pets, family, friends, and exercising at the many local YMCAs and fitness facilities in the area.