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Names of The Three Finalists Released For The Next Wicomico Superintendent of Schools

April 29, 2022

The Wicomico County Board of Education on Friday, April 29 announced the names of the three finalists for the next Wicomico Superintendent of Schools, and outlined plans for gathering community input.

Board of Education Chairman Gene Malone said the finalists are, in alphabetical order:

Dr. Frederick L. Briggs, Chief Academic Officer, Wicomico County Public Schools. Dr. Briggs has served as the school system’s Chief Academic Officer since 2017, and prior to that was the principal of James M. Bennett High, Mardela Middle and High, and Bennett Middle. He has also been an assistant principal, dean of students, math teacher and coach, all at Wicomico High.

Dr. Eric L. Minus, Executive Director, Secondary Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) in 2022, and prior to that the BCPS Executive Director, Research and Data Analytics (2020-2022). Dr. Minus served in executive leadership positions in Montgomery County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools. He has served as a middle and high school principal and began his education career as a secondary science teacher in Newport News, Va. Public Schools.

Dr. Micah C. Stauffer, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Wicomico County Public Schools. Dr. Stauffer has served as the school system’s Chief Finance and Operations Officer since 2019, and prior to that was the Director of Secondary Education (2014-2019). He has served as principal of Parkside High and Mardela Middle and High, and assistant principal of Mardela Middle and High and Wicomico Middle. He taught science and coached at Parkside High.

Next week, each finalist will sit down with Malone for a recorded interview that will be posted, along with a short bio, for the community to review. Input on the three finalists will be taken through a survey from May 5-12.

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