Geraldine Russ Cox has been selected to be principal of Highland Heights Elementary School. Mrs. Cox comes to HISD with a record of more than 30 years of achievement in the educational arena across multiple settings. For the past four years, she has worked in Illinois as a chief turnaround officer. Prior to her tenure in Illinois, she successfully led two elementary schools in Greensboro, North Carolina. Under her leadership, each campus was recognized as a Most Improved School in Guilford County
Mrs. Cox holds both a bachelor’s degree in Child Development & Family Relations and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Carolina A&T State University. She received an additional master’s degree in Educational Administration from Gardner Webb University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.