Communications Department

  • Wicomico County Public Schools is a nationally recognized school district serving approximately 15,000 students in Prekindergarten through Grade 12. Students, teachers and staff of Wicomico Schools have earned numerous honors and awards in our continuing dedication to "Excellence in Education".

    This page is maintained by the Communications Office of Wicomico County Public Schools. Please visit our website and our social media channels listed below for news releases, photo galleries, and videos.

    Wicomico County Public Schools Social Media Channels:

    Instagram: wicomicopublicschools
    Twitter: @wcboe
    YouTube: WicomicoSchools


      Paul Butler, Director Of Communications

    Paul Butler
    Director of Communications and Community Outreach


    Paul Butler joined Wicomico County Public Schools as Director of Communications in July 2017 after a 24-year career as a television anchor/reporter. He is a graduate of Wicomico High School, and earned a Bachelors' Degree in Communication Arts from Salisbury State College. He started his broadcasting career right out of high school through an internship at local radio station 1470 AM WJDY in Salisbury. In 1984, he made the move to the nighttime airwaves of OC-104 Radio (Berlin/Ocean City) where he hosted the No. 1 rated Quiet Storm show for many years. In 2006, Butler landed his dream radio job when he was hired by Hall of Fame radio personality Donnie Simpson as a filli-in and weekend disc jockey at the highly rated 93 WKYS in Washington, D.C. 

    Paul began his television career as a news reporter for his hometown station WBOC TV16 in 1994. A year later, he began what he calls his "Tour of the South,"as he and the family moved to Mobile, Ala. to work for WPMI. In 1997, he began a two-year stint as Sports Director at KTBS in Shreveport, La. and six years at WCCB in Charlotte, NC. He returned with his wife and three children to Salisbury in 2005, and took over the Sports Director position where it all started for him, at WBOC.

    Paul loves to play almost all sports, especially tennis and basketball. In fact, for five years he operated the Delmarva Basketball Academy, helping youth learn, love and thrive in life through the game of basketball. With all of his children now adults, Paul is a part-time entrepreneur and the owner of a successful home-based business. Butler says "money isn't what it's about; it's seeing others succeed and change their lives." Paul and his wife Valerie now have three adult children and are currently the proud grandparents to two amazing young boys. 


    Photo of Tracy Sahler

    Tracy Sahler
    Public Information Officer


    General Email:
    Comments, questions and other input may be submitted to:

    Public Input Line: 410-677-5251
    Callers may record a message of up to 3 minutes by calling the Public Input Line. Messages may be left with or without name or contact information in this voice mailbox.

    Public Information Act requests:
    Requests for information under the Maryland Public Information Act should be submitted in writing to Tracy Sahler, Public Information Officer.
    By Email:

    By Mail:

    Wicomico County Public Schools
    PO Box 1538
    Salisbury MD 21802

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