Darian Cox Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Advanced English 12, Dual Enrollment English, English 12, Literature



Athens State University, BS Ed. in Language Arts/Secondary Ed.

University of North Alabama, Master of Arts in Language Arts/Secondary Ed.

University of North Alabama, Additional Graduate Studies in English





I have taught everything from 8th grade literature students to remedial English students to senior Dual Enrollment/Honors students. I have taught senior English and dual enrollment English through Calhoun Community College for the past several years. Over the years, I have worked with several extracurricular organizations including Senior Beta, Robotics, Senior Scholars' Bowl, LOVE, and band. 






"The student is infinitely more important than the subject matter." - Nell Noddings, Caring, a Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education

This year will be my sixteenth at East Limestone. Teaching is my passion, and I believe that working with today's youth is a privilege. I absolutely love what I do!

My wonderful husband Jerry (a 1979 East Limestone High School graduate) and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this year! We have four children: Elizabeth, 28; Seth, 26; Anna Leigh, 23; and Joel, 18. Elizabeth is a 2011 graduate of UNA and an English teacher. She and her husband, Daniel, live here in Athens, and she teaches in the middle school here at East.  Seth and his wife, Chelsy, recently moved to Ardmore after Seth's graduation from the University of Alabama. He works for LifeSouth. Anna Leigh is a student and an aspiring special education teacher. She and her husband, Daniel, live in Athens. (No, that isn't a typo. Both of my daughters are married to men named Daniel.)  Our youngest child, Joel, is a freshman majoring in computer science at UNA. In 2012, Seth and Chelsy presented us with our first grandchild, Isaac!! In June of 2013, Anna and Daniel gave us grandson number two, Michael!! In October of 2014,  Liam arrived (Seth & Chelsy), and in March of 2015, grandson number four, Mason joined our family (Anna & Daniel). Jerry and I are thoroughly enjoying being grandparents. We have an amazing family, and we are very proud of them all. We are very active in our church where I play the piano and my husband teaches Sunday School. 

As for me, I graduated from Clements High School in 1984. I went on to attend a Christian college in Indiana during the 1980s before marrying and having children. After several precious years spent as a stay-at-home mother working part time with preschool-aged children, I went back to college and received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Language Arts from Athens State University. In 2005, I earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education/Language Arts from the University of North Alabama. I was honored to be East Limestone's Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010.