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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Invitation to The Induction Ceremony for beloved Douglass Teacher Cora Cox

All Douglass Elementary-High School alumni, their descendants, and Riverview friends and neighbors are invited to the induction ceremony for our beloved teacher, mentor and neighbor Cora Cox, into the Kingsport City Schools Teachers' Hall of Fame.

Mrs. Cox taught second grades at Douglass and a couple of third grade classes.  She was the first Douglass High School girls' basketball coach, and later taught the special education classes at Douglass.

When Douglass closed, she moved to other schools in Kingsport, notedly Robinson Jr. High and Johnson Elementary.  It was at Johnson where her talents were recognized as Kingsport's first teacher of autistic children.  That work propelled her into the state and ultimately the national spotlight because just like at Douglass, she had a special gift of reaching out to children and stepping into their world.

Cora Cox was twice named Kingsport Teacher of the Year, and was also selected Tennessee Teacher of the Year in 1976.  In 1977, she was one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.

To this day, the Cora Cox Academy is the only school in Kingsport named after a teacher, and not a president, school administrator or mayor.

It is difficult to find anybody among the Douglass alumni, the residents of Riverview, the Kingsport city school system  and the entire city as a whole, that has not been influenced and touched by the work and teachings of Cora Cox.

It's very important that everybody in our community come to the the induction ceremony.

Cora Rogers Cox Induction Ceremony, Kingsport City Schools Teachers' Hall of Fame
Buck Van Huss Dome, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
Monday, July 25, 2022
11 AM

Please come and show honor and support for one of our own.
It all started at Douglass.