Dr. Micah Stauffer was named Wicomico Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2022. Stauffer has served as the school system’s Chief Finance and Operations Officer since July 1, 2019, leading the Division of Business and Operations. He was hired by Wicomico Public Schools in September 1998 to teach science at Parkside High School. In 2003, he was promoted to Assistant Principal, serving at Wicomico Middle and then Mardela Middle and High. He was appointed Principal in 2007, serving at Mardela Middle and High and then Parkside High. Stauffer served as Director of Secondary Education from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019.
Dr. Stauffer is a 1991 graduate of Wicomico High. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1996, his master’s degree from Salisbury State University in 1998, and earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership – District Administration from Wilmington University in 2020. He and his wife, Dana, have one child currently attending Wicomico County Public Schools, and one child who has graduated from Wicomico Schools.
Dr. Stauffer led the Division of Business and Operations for three years, a division which provides support and direction to all facets of the Wicomico County Public School System in the areas of finance, human resources, employee relations, food and nutrition services, planning and construction, facilities, maintenance, operations, and energy. This division works closely with school staff to ensure that necessary resources are in place to meet the needs of all students for academic, social, and emotional growth. In addition, Business and Operations works to maintain clean and efficient facilities that are safe and healthy environments where teaching and learning can effectively occur.
Dr. Stauffer on his new role as Superintendent: "I am so excited and honored to be the new Superintendent for Wicomico County Public Schools. In my first weeks in this new role, I want to reiterate what I said throughout the superintendent search process. Our students and schools within Wicomico County are our community’s most important resource. A great school system always has a great team behind it, and I am amazed by the team we have within Wicomico County Public Schools. For us to be our best, we have to ensure that we are all working together toward a common interest, which should always be the learning and success of our students. We have a fantastic school system, amazing students, wonderful families, dedicated staff, a vibrant community, and a great foundation to build from as we move forward. Let’s work together to continue to make it better. I look forward to leading this great school system and I’m very honored to be your next superintendent.
In the link below is a plan that will guide my entry into this new role. This plan includes my values on leadership, the current foundational components of our school system vision and priorities, and the phases that I will follow as I enter into this role. Please take time to review this plan to ensure our current vision and priorities are relevant to the work we are doing now and the work we feel will be important in the future.
It is my intent to make every effort to foster a culture of connection, collaboration, and transparency to ensure the continued success of our students, schools, and community. I look forward to the many conversations and opportunities for community engagement in the months ahead and I appreciate each of you and the work you do in our school system to ensure our students have the best opportunities to learn and succeed. It is an exciting time for Wicomico County Public Schools, and I’m truly looking forward to the year ahead. Please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy summer."
Superintendent of Schools
Wicomico County Public Schools