Veteran school leader will serve as interim superintendent for Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 August 2016 at 3:17 pm
Tom Cox

Tom Cox

MEDINA – The Medina Board of Education hired Tom Cox t serve as interim school district superintendent. Cox has served as interim school leader for several local districts, including Lyndonville in 2011.

The board named Cox as interim school superintendent on Thursday evening. He will provide temporary leadership for the district while it works with Dr, Clark Godshall, superintendent of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES, to fill the position.

“Tom has had a long career in education in New York State,” said Wendi Pencille, the board president. “He has held numerous interim superintendent positions since he retired.”

Medina lost its leader on June 23 with the death of Jeff Evoy, who had served as district superintendent for about five years.

A former music teacher and baseball coach, Cox has served in many positions including assistant superintendent, elementary, middle and high school principal and deputy superintendent in many districts. He has served as a school administrator at Wayne Central, Canandaigua Academy, Marion, Ganada, Starpoint, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Warsaw, East Irondequoit and other districts.