About Kelly Coxe

  • Kelly Coxe portrait As students and staff returned to work and school in York School District One this week, they were greeted by a new Superintendent.  In September, the York School District One Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Mrs. Kelly Coxe as the district’s next superintendent, effective January 2019. Mrs. Coxe assumed her new duties as district superintendent after most recently serving as the district’s director of elementary education.  Mrs. Coxe served alongside interim superintendent Dr. Tom Faulkenberry between September and December 2018. Dr. Faulkenberry was interim superintendent between July and December 2018.

    Mr. Chris Stephenson, Chairman of the York School District One Board of Trustees, said "We are excited to have Mrs. Coxe lead our school district. Her strong instructional background will continue to support our teachers and administrators as we prepare our students for their future aspirations. She is a part of our community and has the best interest of students and our community at heart."

    Mrs. Coxe is excited about the opportunity to guide York School District One.  In an email welcoming district staff back from Winter Break, she stated "I have learned firsthand the strength of this school district lies within its stakeholders. Collectively, the students, teachers, staff, administrators, families, community members and businesses ARE York One. The sense of community and pride found within this school system is unparalleled."

    Mrs. Coxe previously served as Principal of Harold C. Johnson Elementary School in York School District One when she relocated to York in the summer of 2015.  Prior to her tenure in York One, she served as Director of Human Resources and Secondary Instruction in the McCormick School District in South Carolina.  She also served McCormick as the district instructional coach and as a middle grade mathematics teacher. 

    Mrs. Coxe attended Anderson College receiving an associate degree in elementary education and the University of South Carolina receiving her bachelor degree in interdisciplinary studies.  She earned her Master of Arts from Furman University and has done additional study toward a doctorate degree in educational leadership at Clemson University.

    Mrs. Coxe is married to Charlie Coxe, and they have seven children.  Their youngest son is a junior at York Comprehensive High School.