Phone: 919-499-4811 Ext 1520


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education

Mrs. Melinda Cox

A little about Mrs. Cox...


I have been in education since 2008. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University. I taught third grade for two years, and this my sixth year teaching first grade at Benhaven Elementary School. I grew up in Broadway, NC and attended Lee County Schools. I have been married for 31 years and have a daughter, Kenly, who recently graduated from UNC Chapel Hill. I enjoy spending time with my family, doing yardwork, reading novels, and eating dark chocolate! I love vacationing on the unspoiled beaches of Portsmouth Island, NC, where my daddy took the family camping nearly every year. I enjoy caring for and spoiling my three cats and 17 Polish chickens! I am really looking forward to getting to know my students and their families this year.