One On One, April 11, 2019: Dr. Donna Hanlin

Wicomico Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Hanlin joins us to discuss the school system’s FY 2020 budget needs, progress on her “Achieve 2022” strategic plan and challenges facing students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Hanlin presents school budget priorities

The Wicomico County Board of Education appears ready to support Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin’s $7.99 million Fiscal 2020 funding request for projects specific to her “Achieve! 3.0” strategic plan. The board met Tuesday for a fourth time to do more work on the budget plan, which is expected to be passed this coming Tuesday and […]

One On One, Aug. 23, 2018: Superintendent Donna Hanlin

Dr. Donna Hanlin begins her third year as the leader of the county’s 14,600-student public schools system. In an interview for PAC 14, the Salisbury native and career educator outlines her goals and expectations for the school year that begins next week.

Hanlin recommends school boundary adjustments

On Capitol Hill, the Social Security program is often referred to as the “third rail” in politics — any elected leader who dares to touch it will suffer an election-time electrocution. For a long time in Wicomico County, the third rail was alcohol sales at the Youth & Civic Center. No one dared touch that […]

Hanlin offers ambitious plans in State of Schools

In her first-ever State of the Schools Address, held before a select crowd of county leaders this week, Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin reviewed the successes of her Achieve! 1.0 goals of the past year and set a bold agenda for the coming budget year. In a presentation that stressed the school system’s progress and potential, […]

Superintendent Hanlin outlines ‘Achieve! 1.0’ goals

When families consider moving to Wicomico County, one deciding factor is the quality of the school system and education their children will receive. “It critically important, especially for young families or couples considering having children, or who do have children. I hear that all the time,” Dr. Donna Hanlin, superintendent of schools, said. “I have […]

Superintendent Donna Hanlin: Students, teachers need safe spaces

In March, Dr. Donna C. Hanlin was selected to succeed Dr. John E. Fredericksen as Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools. She was born and raised in Salisbury and is a James M. Bennett High School graduate. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Wicomico County and assisted in the design of the […]

Hanlin outlines goals as schools superintendent

For Dr. Donna Hanlin, last week was nothing short of exceptional. The Salisbury native was selected as Wicomico County’s new superintendent of schools and introduced to a cheering audience gathered at Bennett High School, where she was formerly principal. And, the mother of four celebrated her 60th birthday. “I’m so excited and so glad. Now […]

Donna Hanlin selected to lead Wicomico public schools

As the audience cheered its approval, Dr. Donna C. Hanlin was formally introduced on Monday night as the county’s new superintendent of schools. School board members and those attending stood and applauded as a smiling Hanlin took her place behind the podium, on the stage of Bennett High School’s auditorium and called being selected “a […]

Meet the super candidates: Townsend, Hughes, Hanlin

Finalists for superintendent of Wicomico County schools have been interviewing for the top position and meeting with members of the school board and the community. This week the candidates —  Dr. Cathy J. Townsend, Dr. Lorenzo L. Hughes and Dr. Donna C. Hanlin  — met with panels composed of support staff, retirees, business leaders, teachers, […]