About Our Superintendent

Phone: (845) 639- 6418


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Martin D. Cox, Ed.D.

Dr. Martin D. Cox has been Superintendent of the Clarkstown Central School District since 2016, and has 32 years of experience as an educator.

Before coming to Clarkstown, he was Superintendent of Schools in the Sodus Central School District and the Fillmore Central School District. Prior to becoming a Superintendent, Dr. Cox was an elementary school principal. He began his educational career as an elementary school teacher, a position he held for 13 years across three locations: Allendale Columbia School, Rochester City Schools, and the Pittsford Central School District.

A native of Rochester, New York, Dr. Cox is a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University; a Masters in Elementary Education from Nazareth College of Rochester; a Certificate of Advanced Studies from SUNY College at Brockport; and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College. His doctoral dissertation title is Leading School Administration Team Meetings toward Clarity and Coherence: An Analysis of Practice of the Six Element Funnel Protocol.

Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he had experiences in the field of sports journalism. Those opportunities included positions as a TV Sports Anchor/Reporter at KFTY-TV in Santa Rosa, California and KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas as well as the Public Address Announcer for the Redwood Pioneers, an affiliate of the California Angels in the Class A California League.

Dr. Cox and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, a Registered Nurse, reside in the District and have three children, Hillary, Kevin, and Abigail, all of them graduates of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.  Hillary is an attorney in Pittsburgh, Kevin is a Network and Telecommunications Technician with Wegmans Food Markets in New Jersey, and Abigail is a third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Cox believes in the importance of health and wellness and his hobbies and interests include running, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, and camping. He is also an avid baseball fan and has watched games at 15 Major League stadiums and 41 Minor League ballparks across the country.