Maria Wright

Ms. Maria Wright

  • Principal

Maria Nichols-Wright grew up in Mardela Springs and graduated from Mardela Middle and High School. For several years, Maria worked at the Wicomico County Board of Education as a secretary. After some time she returned to school, graduating as class valedictorian from Sojourner-Douglass College. Four years later, she earned her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University. Ms. Wright has more than 29 years with Wicomico County Public Schools. She taught second and third grade at Pemberton Elementary School and served as the Assistant Principal at Charles H. Chipman and Prince Street elementary schools.

Additionally, she served for five years as Principal of the Wicomico Early Learning Center/Program Coordinator for the Wicomico County Judy Center Partnership Program, and three years as Principal at Westside Primary School. Ms. Wright enjoys singing, reading and traveling. She has three children and seven grandchildren. Ms. Wright believes all children can learn when provided an outstanding teacher and appropriate resources. She is excited to be part of the East Salisbury Elementary School family.

Assistant Principal

Keoshia Warner Chaibou

Ms. Keoshia Warner Chaibou

  • Assistant Principal

Dr. Keoshia Chaibou is a product of Wicomico County Public Schools. She graduated from Wicomico High School in 2007. She then received her bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Salisbury University in 2012. Dr. Chaibou then pursued her master's degree in Psychology from Capella University, earning the degree in 2017. She then earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2022. Dr. Chaibou began her teaching career in Dorchester County Public Schools. Over the course of six years, she taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. She then transferred back to her home county in 2018, where she taught 5th grade at East Salisbury Elementary School. Dr. Chaibou looks forward to continuing her educational leadership career as Assistant Principal at East Salisbury Elementary. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and other close relatives, traveling, and being a lifetime learner.

Dean of Students

Pamela Slade

Ms. Pamela Slade

  • Dean Of Students

Pam Slade, a Wicomico County resident, graduated from Bennett High School. Then, she went to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to pursue her bachelor's in business administration and master's in teaching. Additionally, Pam was a computer teacher at Wicomico Middle School for seven years. She is excited to be the Dean of Students at East Salisbury School.