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Jason Cox Named Principal of Alabama School for the Deaf

James Cox smiles to camera.The new principal of Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD), Jason Cox, has hit the ground running this year! Mr. Cox, who joined the ASD staff in August, came to ASD from the Washington School for the Deaf where he served as principal. Prior to that, Cox worked as a Residential Director, Athletic Director and School counselor.

“It will be my privilege to lead and work across departments with ASD’s talented teachers, related service staff, residential staff, athletic departments, and students at ASD,” said Cox. “My goal is to provide a supportive climate and caring culture at ASD that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, each individual student and teacher can experience growth to their highest potential. I look forward to interacting with all stakeholders in the ASD community this year!”

Cox is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a degree in Principal’s Administration. Cox also earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Gallaudet University.

When asked about how he sees his role as a principal at ASD Mr. Cox stated, “I treat all Deaf students as if they were my own. I want to see them excel and become productive human beings, who have ample opportunity to become whatever they want to be when they grow up.”

President Dennis Gilliam, Ed.D., of Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) expressed AIDB’s commitment to empowering its students to attain limitless achievements in academics, athletics, and career preparation. He also warmly welcomed Mr. Cox. “We are both excited and delighted to have Mr. Cox join the AIDB family. I am confident in Mr. Cox's qualifications and his experience as both a teacher and administrator. He will bring valuable contributions to both students and staff at AIDB.”