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Esther Cox (AK '95)


At the time of the Award, Esther Cox was:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Center
Anchorage, AK

Biographical Information

"To a great extent, my impact as an educator is as a role model, not only for students but for women educators who have had administrative aspirations," says Esther Cox, principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Center in Anchorage. As the first woman to preside over the National Association of Secondary School Principals in its 77-year history, Mrs. Cox has worked extensively at the state and national levels to further professional development, to increase funding for public schools and to advance the recognition of school administrators through the legislative process. Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Center serves students from the six high schools as well as alternative schools in the district. Under Mrs. Cox's leadership, the Center has introduced an on-line registration process that has significantly increased opportunities for students to participate fully in the school's programs.

Additional Information


1965 Eastern Washington University, B.A.