Laina Cox

Laina Cox, Principal

Laina joined Capital City in March 2012 as Middle School Principal. She graduated with a Master in Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and completed a principal licensure program at Northeastern University.

Prior to joining Capital City, she worked for two years as a school designer for EL Education in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal for three years at a middle school in Boston and a humanities teacher for five years at an EL Education school also in Boston.

Laina is a member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, where she founded the Blueprint Conference for Middle and High School Girls, a conference now in four cities, including Washington, DC. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she enjoys participating in community service activities.

Laina was the recipient of the 2018 EL Education Silverberg Leadership Award, awarded to exemplary school leaders who raise student achievement through deep implementation of EL Education practices. She was also selected to be a part of the 2020 inaugural Superintendent's Principal Advisory Committee for OSSE. 

In her spare time she enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her husband Winston and their two children, Jaida and Solomon.