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Krista Cox named assistant superintendent for secondary education

Congratulations to Dr. Krista Cox, who has been named assistant superintendent for secondary education by the Penn Manor Board of School Directors.

Dr. Cox, who has served as principal of Eshleman Elementary School for the past 10 years, replaces Dr. Phil Gale, who takes over as Penn Manor superintendent July 1.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to continue to serve the Penn Manor community, which has given so much to my family over the years,” said Dr. Cox, a Penn Manor alumna whose four children have attended Penn Manor schools.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with our secondary staff and administration to provide the best education possible for our students to prepare them for life after high school.”

In her new role, Dr. Cox will be assisting Dr. Gale in all aspects of middle and high school school operations, including recruiting and supervising professional staff and developing and overseeing curriculum.

Before joining the Eshleman staff in 2012, Dr. Cox was an assistant principal at Penn Manor High School from 2009 to 2012.

She previously worked for Ephrata Area School District as assistant principal and assistant to the principal at Ephrata Middle School from 2005 to 2009.

From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Cox was Ephrata’s reading and language arts department supervisor, and from 1998 to 2005, she was a language arts teacher and reading specialist.

Dr. Cox earned her doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Immaculata University in 2013, her master’s degree in reading and language arts from Millersville University in 2000, and her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Millersville in 1993.

“Dr. Cox’s experience at all three levels provides her with the full perspective of the workings of a school district and the progression students make during their time in school,” said Dr. Gale.  “I firmly believe she will have a tremendous impact in her new role.”

Dr. Cox and her husband, Matt, live in Conestoga with their youngest daughter, Olivia, who will be a Penn Manor senior in the fall.

Best wishes to Dr. Cox on her appointment!