Ms Sarah

Ms Sarah Mayor Cox


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce


Department of Education

Room/Location: 3.21 Education, Bendigo


Dip. T. (M.C.A.E.), B.Ed. (Melb.), M.Ed. (La Trobe)



Membership of professional associations

Children\\\\\\\'s Book Council of Australia - Bendigo Regional Director. Australian Literacy Educator\\\'s Association Central Victoria Local Council President.

Teaching units

Coordinator of Teaching English (EDU2TE)

Coordinator of Australian Contemporary Children's Literature (EDU2ACL)

Coordinator of Language, Literacies and Learning (EDU2LLC) in Bachelor of Early Childhood



Preparation for NAPLAN (reading comprehension and writing). Text audits of schools and primary school libraries. Pre-school: Books, Babies and Beyond. Australian Curriculum: Literature Strand

Recent publications


Ingpen, R. and Mayor Cox, S. (2004) Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen. South Melbourne, Lothian

Rowe, G., Daly, M.,Lamont, H.,Edwards, D., and Mayor Cox, S. (2000) Success with Reading and Writing: Helping At-Risk Students 8-13 years, Teacher Manual, Dellasta, Melbourne, 208 pgs, reprinted 2001.

Rowe, G., Mayor Cox, S., andÊ Edwards, D. (2000)Success with Reading and Writing: Helping At-Risk Students 8-13 years, Student Log, Dellasta, Melbourne, 69 pgs.

Journal Articles

Mayor Cox, S. 'Feeling Unsafe: Young Adult Fiction'. Australian Book Review, June/July 2003:62,63.

Nieuwenhuizen, A. and Mayor Cox, S. 'Young Australians: Reading or Not?' PEN 135, July 2002, Primary English Teaching Association.

Mayor Cox, S. 'A prophet in his own town: a dreamfeeder in our very midst' ,VIEWPOINT: on books for young adults, Vol 9 (4) Summer 2001 pp 5-8.

Mayor Cox, S. 'Shakespeare' by Michael Rosen and Robert Ingpen (Walker Books 2001), VIEWPOINT: on books for young adults, Vol 9 (4) Summer 2001 pp 37-38.

Mayor Cox, S. 'A Feast of Ideas: Nourishing the hearts and minds of students' VIEWPOINT: on books for young adults, Vol 8 (2) Winter 2000 pp 36-37.

Rowe, G. and Mayor Cox, S. 'Improving Student Teachers' Understanding of Learning Through an Intensive and Collaborative Practicum Experience', Teacher Educators' Annual Handbook 1994, pp 240-259.  

Book Chapters

 'Ways into, out of and around books' in books up front: investing in the value of reading. Ed. Susan La Marca.Ê Carlton, SLAV 2001

Journal Editorship

Mayor Cox, S., Edwards, D., & Rowe, G. 'Practically Primary: Reflections and Connections', October 2003.


President of Central Victoria Local Council of Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)  

Member of CBCA Victorian Executive

Member of IbbY Australia

Convenor of IbbY Honour Book Judging Committee 2010, Member of Honour Book Judging Committee 2012

Founding co-convenor La Trobe University 'Texts Mark the Spot' Children's and Young Adult Literature Biennial Conferences  

Aurealis Judge for Younger Reader Category, 2011

Books in Homes program Role Model

Life Member of Dromkeen Society

Member Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Writers Festival Program Co Director