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Dear Clarkstown Community Members:
On behalf of the Board of Education, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Martin D. Cox to serve as the Clarkstown superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2016, for a term of four years. After a nationwide search, the Board of Education approved the appointment by unanimous vote.
As a candidate for the position, Cox was introduced to our community at public forums this January, where his depth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for education and student learning were clearly demonstrated. Our multiple interviews, site visit and other due diligence confirmed our belief that he is the right leader for Clarkstown schools.
The board is grateful to the Clarkstown community for your engagement in the extensive search process. More than 1,100 people participated in the survey to identify the characteristics desired in a new leader. Many of you volunteered to serve on focus groups and interview committees, and hundreds attended or viewed the public forums held by finalists. Our principals, teachers and students served as gracious hosts for candidate visits to schools throughout our district, and the board was gratified by your numerous calls and emails to share your opinions.
Cox demonstrated his abilities as an inspiring leader as well as an effective communicator. He shared his vision of giving each child the tools he or she needs to fulfill their dreams and his desire to lead by empowering others to be their very best. These characteristics will benefit all stakeholders in the district; staff, teachers, students and parents. His obvious high energy and constant search to learn new things will serve as a model for our students.
I hope you will join the Board in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Cox and his family, as together we strive for excellence in education for the children of Clarkstown.
Board of Education
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