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, […]

SU donates 30 laptops for Pinehurst students’ use

When the threat of Covid-19 forced Baltimore City Public Schools students to adapt to online learning, some in the Promoting Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence program at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School lacked the technological resources needed to continue connecting with their teachers.  Maryland Delegate Talmadge Branch, a Salisbury University alumnus representing the city’s 45th Legislative District, […]

Those who worked with him remember Bob Culver

We asked a selection of people who worked with County Executive Bob Culver what their thoughts were in light of his passing last weekend. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day Bob Culver was a courageous leader who continued to serve Wicomico until his final breath as he battled cancer. I will remember Bob for both his toughness, […]

Wicomico schools to open year with virtual learning

Students in Wicomico County Public Schools will continue with virtual learning during the fall semester under a plan that won unanimous approval from the Board of Education on Tuesday. Schools closed in March and began online classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin said educators hoped for a return […]

One On One, July 23, 2020: Re-opening public schools

Dr. Donna Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Schools, participates in a Zoom interview with local news reporters to discuss the decision-making process currently under way regarding the re-opening of county schools this September.

Wicomico schools seek public input on fall openings

Families with students in Wicomico County public schools are being asked to provide input on how the fall learning semester should be structured. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin said this week that survey-style questionnaires have been dispatched to households across the county in anticipation of a decision coming by Aug. 1. “We have been actively planning […]

Wicomico schools promote staff members for 2020-21

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Frederick Briggs, and the Board of Education have announced school leadership changes for Wicomico County Public Schools, effective July 1. The promotions, appointments and transfers reflect adjustments because of retirements, as well as the school system’s commitment to providing additional leadership staff to support […]