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February 24, 2014

State superintendent candidate to speak at Five80 Coffeehouse

ENID, Okla. — John Cox, a candidate for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will speak in Enid Wednesday.

He will speak at 6:30 p.m. at Five80 Coffehouse.

Cox, a Democrat from Peggs, has been a school superintendent for 20 years and has been in education for 28 years.

“I appreciate those of you that have encouraged me to run for this leadership position,” Cox said. “It’s time to stand up for the great things we are doing in public education and continue to work hard for the betterment of our children. I look forward to having conversations with the people of Oklahoma about the future of public schools and quality public education.”

He also is as an adjunct professor of education at Northeastern State University, teaching leadership and administration courses to aspiring principals and superintendents and educational research to master’s candidates.

Cox earned doctorate in educational administration and an educational specialist from Oklahoma State University, and master’s degree in counseling and bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Northeastern State University. He serves as president of Organization of Rural Elementary Schools and vice chairman of Oklahoma Schools Assurance Group.

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