David Cox To Lead AASA Singing Superintendents


Contact: David Cox, 301-759-2037, david.cox@acps.k12.md.us.

Alexandria, Va., Aug. 20, 2012 - David A. Cox, Superintendent of Schools in Allegany County, Md., (pictured below) has been selected to


David Cox

direct the AASA Singing Superintendents. The Singing Superintendents, a tradition of more than half a century, perform annually at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) national education conference. Cox succeeds former director, Benny Gooden, who is currently serving as AASA president.

Cox has served as Superintendent of Schools in Allegany County, Md., since 2009. Prior to his latest administrative appointment, he was Superintendent in Culpeper, Va. An active musician, Cox received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Tennessee State University with certification in both vocal and instrumental music.

Cox’s resume’ includes a wide array of musical experiences in churches and community musical organizations in several communities. He taught band and chorus at Appomattox, Va., and Rogersville, Tn. As a community musician, Dr. Cox has served as principal tenor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and as director of music at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tn.. He also served as director of the Kingsport Community Band.

“I am pleased that David Cox has been selected to carry on the AASA musical tradition, Gooden said. “His background in music and his commitment to AASA will help take this group to new levels of performance.”

Gooden directed the Singing Superintendents beginning in 1990. As a singer in the group before becoming its director, Gooden added, “I look forward to rejoining the Singing Superintendents as a singer when my AASA President duties are past.”

The AASA Singing Superintendents are scheduled to perform at the National Conference on Education in Los Angeles in February, 2013. Conference attendees who would like to perform with the group may contact David Cox at the Allegany County Schools 301-759-2037 or at david.cox@acps.k12.md.us.