Samantha Cox, 1st Grade Teacher, McKay Creek Elementary School
Cox comes to Pendleton as a first-year teacher. She earned her Bachelor's degree in 2015 and her Master's degree in Education in 2018 from the University of Oregon. In addition to her license to teach multiple subjects at the elementary level, Cox also has an endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
While in college, she worked in the after-school program at the Eugene Family YMCA, teaching STEM and other various activities. She has also worked in daycare/childcare centers with children of many ages.
When asked about factors that led her to Pendleton, Cox said, “Whenever I visited Pendleton, I always met great people that were always welcoming and made me feel like I could make Pendleton my home.”