Board of Education Members

Photo of Seven Board Members

The Worcester County Board of Education is comprised of seven members who are elected (by district) by the voters of Worcester County. The term of office is four years. In addition, the Board has three non-voting student members who represent each high school. Board members elect a president and vice president from among the membership.   

Pictured Above, From Left: William L. Gordy, (District 4), Sara D. Thompson, Vice President (District 3), Eric W. Cropper, Sr., President (District 6), Barry Q. Brittingham, Sr. (District 2), Elena McComas (District 5), William E. Buchanan, (District 1) and Todd A. Ferrante (District 7).

Mr. Louis H. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Dwayne Abt, Chief Safety Officer
Denise Shorts, Chief Academic Officer Gr. PK - 8
Vincent Tolbert, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Annette Wallace, Chief Operating & Academic Officer Gr. 9-12
Heather Stansbury, Board Attorney
Dawn Peterson, Administrative Assistant

Student Representatives

The Board of Education is an advocate of students and recognizes the importance of the student perspective. Three students representing each full-service high school are selected by their school's Student Government Association and/or the school's administrative team to serve their senior year as the Student Representative to the Board of Education. Student Representatives attend monthly meetings and provide input on instructional and administrative issues.

Dasia Conner, Pocomoke High School
Riley Leonard, Snow Hill High School
Eric Cropper, Stephen Decatur High School