Altressa Cox-Blackwell—Director of Educational Equity

PRESS RELEASE: November 24, 2021

Superintendent’s Office

Administrative Appointment for FY2021-22

Altressa Cox-Blackwell—Director of Educational Equity

Ms. Cox-Blackwell is a dedicated Enfield Public Schools administrator, having served in several positions within the Enfield Public Schools, including the Dean of Students at Enfield High School, Assistant Principal of Enrico Fermi High School, Principal of Prudence Crandall Elementary School, and Principal of Hazardville Memorial Elementary School. She also served for many years as a State of Connecticut TEAM Mentor and Cooperating Teacher, a member of the CAS Connecticut Student Activities Conference Board of Control, and CAS-CIAC Track and Field Committee member.

Ms. Cox-Blackwell participated in KITE’s Racial Equity and Cultural Understanding community program, participated in several Courageous Conversations About Race with Enfield High’s faculty, and is an inaugural member of Enfield High’s Equity Team (formerly the Diversity Task Force). She has led professional development workshops on Civil Discourse, Culturally Responsive Instruction, and Addressing Racial Equity through Courageous Conversations. She is a current member and previous interim facilitator of Enfield High’s Parent Equity Team, a past participant in a book club discussion on Courageous Conversations About Race by Glenn Singleton, and a contributing writer of the EHS Equity Statement of Purpose and the Joint Statement of Support by the Enfield BOE and EPS in response to the murder of George Floyd. 

Ms. Cox-Blackwell earned a Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she was a Danforth Scholar, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Central Connecticut State University. Prior to these graduate programs, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and a PK-8 Connecticut Teaching Certification from Connecticut College in New London.

When not working in Enfield, Ms. Cox-Blackwell enjoys volunteering at her church, spending time with her family – especially her granddaughter, and reading various genres of books. 

The Enfield Public Schools is thrilled to have Ms. Cox-Blackwell leading the district in this important work. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Cox-Blackwell in her new role of Director of Educational Equity beginning on January 1, 2022.