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Priscilla Cox has an extensive background in education and community service. Elected to the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education in November of 1994, Cox was selected as Board President in 1998, 2004 and 2010. Cox taught math and science at the secondary level for 10 years, first with the Long Beach Unified School District and later with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District in Sacramento County.
Priscilla's leadership on education and community issues has established her as a well-respected resource. She has presented at the California Schools Boards Association's (CSBA) annual state conference for many years and the National School Board Association conference in 2006. She chaired the annual CSBA conference and served as a delegate for several years before her election as Director for Region 6 in 2006. She's recently served on their state task force on charter schools, No Child Left Behind, and high school reform. Cox has also assisted in policy development for nutrition and preschool education. She was selected as a member of the California Department of Education Instructional Materials Advisory Panel for science for 2006 and served as the CSBA representative on two advisory panels for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Career Technical Education Credentials and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
As a board member, she has served as a mentor to students for many years currently at Calvine High school and considers her school site visits a highlight of being a board member. She is particularly interested in the district's math and science programs, the Career Technical Academies, parent involvement at both elementary and secondary levels and encouraging students to participate in school and community service learning. She is a member of the district Service Learning Steering committee that oversees implementation of service learning. Cox is a member of the advisory committees for Elk Grove High School's Ag-Science program and the Sheldon High School Bio-Tech Academy She also is on the board of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and serves as a mentor to moms through First Baptist Church.
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