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LeRoy Central School District’s new superintendent says after a tumultuous several years at the top of command – she’s ready to bring some stability to the district.

Kimberly Cox is the new hire in LeRoy Central’s top job. She becomes the third superintendent at LeRoy in the past four years, and represents the fourth change in the position after David DeLoria served two terms as interim superintendent.

In an interview with WBTA today, the 26-year veteran of education says her current job as an assistant superintendent in the Wayne Central School District in Ontario County has primed her to step up and lead in LeRoy.

"The finance, the facilities, the budgeting, the instructional program, the human resources piece of it..." says Cox about her former job, "I've had an opportunity to really get in touch with all areas of the organization."

Cox has been with Wayne Central for her entire professional career. She says that track record ought to show she's not just using this job as a stepping stone - she told job interviewers that being superintendent at LeRoy is her "capstone" achievement.

Cox says she and her husband are now looking for a home in the area. They have five children who live in Rochester and Buffalo, so Cox says Genesee County will be the perfect compromise.

She’ll officially begin work on December 27th, but Kim Cox says she can’t wait to get started.

"I'm just really excited to be a part of the team," Cox says of her new role. And she promises to strive for the best education LeRoy can provide its students.

"Helping to make sure that the learning experiences that they're getting at LeRoy are benefitting them, and preparing them for the future and the global society" is Cox's number one educational goal.

Cox says her first step will be to take a "listening tour" of LeRoy, to meet her co-workers, see what works - and then begin working on improving and moving forward.

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