Beth Cox is the Band and Orchestra Director at Northwest Guilford Middle School. She is a National Board Certified Teacher currently in her 13th year as a music educator. While teaching at Northwest Middle School, Ms. Cox has consistently led her band and orchestra ensembles to earning superior ratings at North Carolina Music Performance Adjudication. She is also the chairperson for this event. Additionally, many of her students have been selected for All-County Band and Orchestra, All District Band, and Junior Western Region Orchestra.
Ms. Cox received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied clarinet under Dr. Shawn Copeland and conducted with Mr. Robert Gutter and Dr. Kevin Geraldi. She completed her collegiate experience by performing on clarinet as a member of the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Cox spends her summers as an assessor for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Additionally, she was an item writer for the National Board Assessment Center Exercises, composing questions for the Early/Middle Childhood Orchestra section. She also assesses new teacher portfolios through the edTPA process and is a Teacher Mentor.
Ms. Cox is a member of The National Association for Music Education, Music Educators of North Carolina, The American String Teachers Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Central District of The North Carolina Bandmaster's Association.