Administrative Services
Cathy TownsendDr. Cathy J. Townsend: After graduating from Wicomico Senior High School in 1973, Dr. Townsend received bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from Salisbury State University. She later received a Masters of Education with an administration concentration from SU, and recently earned a doctoral degree in Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. She began her education career as a mathematics teacher in Worcester County Public Schools (1979-81) and joined Wicomico Schools as a math teacher at Wicomico Senior High School (1983-85). She then worked as a regulatory analyst for Downes Associates Engineering Consultants in Salisbury (1985-92). Dr. Townsend returned to the classroom to teach grade 5 math in the North Salisbury Elementary Magnet Program (1992-97). Her career in education administration began with her appointment to serve as assistant principal of Pittsville Elementary and Middle School (1997-99) and then as the assistant principal and then principal of Salisbury Middle School (1999-2006). She then took her expertise to the Delmar (Del.) school district, serving as principal of Delmar Middle and Senior High School and Director of Special Education (2006-09). Wicomico Schools welcomed Dr. Townsend back as School Climate Coordinator (2009-10), Supervisor of Safe Schools (2010-11) and currently as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. Dr. Townsend lives in Salisbury with her husband. She has three grown children and 4 young grandchildren.