Mrs. Maryellen Cox » About Me!

About Me!

Welcome to Mrs. Cox's webpage!  You will find links to my Google Classroom and general information here.
I was born and raised in Suffern, New York.  I went to Suffern High School where I met my wonderful husband Chris.  We were blessed with three children, Christopher, Brian, and Katie.  Christopher lives in Daytona Beach, Florida and is a hotel manager there.  Brian attends UNCW and is studying chemistry.  Katie is a graduate of Southern Wake Academy and attends NC State University on a scholarship for gymnastics.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and reading.  I taught for over ten years in New York before moving to North Carolina in 2014.  The 2019/2020 academic year will be my fifth year teaching at Southern Wake Academy.  Southern Wake Academy is an amazing school, and I love teaching here.
I believe that each student is an individual and should be treated as one.  I feel that I have the best job in the world and feel honored to have the privilege of teaching the future leaders of society.  My goal is for students to feel secure and gain knowledge in a safe yet challenging atmosphere.  I truly believe that the ability to read well is critical for all students' future and strive for each student's reading level to improve while in my class.