Academics & Instruction


    Dr. Frederick L. Briggs
    Chief Academic Officer - Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

    Chief Academic Officer Briggs

    Dr. Frederick L. Briggs is a 1994 Parkside High School graduate. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Salisbury State University, Dr. Briggs began his career with Wicomico County Public Schools in 1999. He taught math at Wicomico High for five years, then served one year as the school’s Dean of Students and four years as one of the school’s Assistant Principals. He was promoted to Principal in 2005, serving at Bennett Middle for two years, at Mardela Middle and High for five years, and at James M. Bennett High for one year (2016-2017). Dr. Briggs has served as Chief Academic Officer – Assistant Superintendent for Instruction since July 1, 2017.

    The Division of Instruction supports students, teachers, families and staff across the district as they deliver high quality and rigorous instruction to students from Prekindergarten to 12th Grade. Instructional staff actively collaborate with colleagues from across the state, region and nation to ensure that our program aligns with state standards and aids students in becoming college and/or career ready. Providing quality resources and relevant training on new approaches for staff is a priority in that effort. The division works to provide support and guidance to families and students alike while they adjust and meet the instructional expectations in this new environment. In addition to instruction, curriculum, and professional development, the Chief Academic Officer also oversees assessments, technology, and communications.

    Dr. Briggs earned his Master of Education in School Administration from Salisbury University in 2005 and earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in the Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Program in Spring 2018. Dr. Briggs lives in Salisbury with his wife, Kristen (a Wicomico County teacher), and children Ella and Owen, who attend Wicomico County Public Schools.