Title: Elementary School Educator (Retired)
Company: Fonda Fultonville Central School District
Location: Rotterdam Junction, New York, United States
Paulyn Cox, Elementary School Educator (Retired) at Fonda Fultonville Central School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elementary education.
As a beloved and well-respected education teacher, Ms. Cox feels accomplished in her endeavors due to the positive impact she has had on so many lives. Reflecting on her career, Ms. Cox feels the highlight has been being close to the children she has taught and serving as a role model and source for their curiosity. Ms. Cox knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher and is happy to have become such a prominent figure in children’s lives through her work. Throughout her own education and career, she was supported by family, including her sisters Carolyn and Catherine, her brother Lafayette Jr., and her parents Lafayette and Magdalene.
Ms. Cox ventured into her profession by first earning an AAS from the State University of New York in 1953. She continued at Ithaca College, where she later received a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. She worked for a number of years as a teacher in Ohio before returning to teach in New York. From 1968 to 1994, Ms. Cox was an elementary teacher for the Board of Education in Fonda, NY. For her endeavors, she was recognized as a Top Fundraiser for the Crop Walk for Hunger and received the Sister Rachel Award from the Schenectady Inner City Ministries.
Outside of the classroom, Ms. Cox has been a mentor at the Brown School, a volunteer at the Baptist Rehabilitation Center, a sponsor for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and active for the YWCA, Schenectady Nursing Home and her church choir. She has maintained professional affiliation with the American Association of University Women, the New York State United Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers, the Upper Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association and Amnesty International.
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