Business Leadership


    Dr. Micah Stauffer 
    Chief Finance and Operations Officer

    Chief Finance & Operations Officer Stauffer

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin named Micah Stauffer the school system’s Chief Finance and Operations Officer, effective July 1, 2019. 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. Mr. Stauffer served as Director of Secondary Education from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019.

    Mr. 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.

    Mr. Stauffer leads the Division of Business and Operations, 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. Collaboration with administrators, staff, and the community is an essential part of informing the daily practices of this division.