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Our Leadership

Cathy J. Townsend, Ed. D.

Head of School


Dr. Cathy J. Townsend currently leads Salisbury Christian School as our Head of School.  Before coming to SCS, she was retired for two years.  Prior to her retirement, she served as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services for the Wicomico County Board of Education from July 2011 to August 2017. In that position, she led several administrative departments, including Facilities Construction and Planning; Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Energy; Finance; Food Service; Human Resources; Technology; and Transportation.

Dr. Townsend was born and raised in Wicomico County and graduated from Wicomico Senior High School in 1973.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Salisbury State College in 1977 and earned a Master of Education from Salisbury University in 1997.  In 2011, Dr. Townsend earned her doctoral degree in Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. 

Dr. Townsend’s career in teaching began as a math teacher in Worcester County Public Schools (1979-81), after which she joined Wicomico County Public Schools as a mathematics teacher at Wicomico Senior High School (1983-85).  She then worked in the private sector as a regulatory analyst for Downes Associates Engineering Consultants in Salisbury (1985-92).  Once her children were of school age, Dr. Townsend returned to the classroom to teach Grade 5 math in the North Salisbury Elementary Magnet Program (1992-97). 

Her career in education administration began with her appointment to serve as Assistant Principal of Pittsville Elementary and Middle School (1997-99) and then as Assistant Principal and Principal of Salisbury Middle School (1999-2006).  Next, Dr. Townsend took her expertise to the Delmar (Delaware) School District, serving as Principal of Delmar Middle and High School and Director of Special Education (2006-09).  Wicomico Public Schools welcomed Dr. Townsend back as School Climate Coordinator (2009-10) and Supervisor of Safe Schools (2010-11), after which she became Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services.

On a personal note, Dr. Townsend and husband C.J. enjoy their children’s families, including eight grandchildren.  Additionally, she enjoys being a part of the community through her church, bridge club, and Bible studies.  Some of Dr. Townsend’s favorite hobbies are going to the beach, paddle boarding, crafting, and family game nights.

Steven M. Lamkin, Ed. D.

PreK - 12 Principal, Asst. Head for Academics

Steven M. Lamkin, Ed.D. serves as the PK-12 Principal / Assistant Head for Academics at Salisbury Christian School and dedicates himself to also acting as a Lead Learner.  After graduating from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Steven taught kindergarten and 2nd grade while also obtaining a Master’s Degree in Reading.  In 2007, he was named the Maryland Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by the Maryland Jaycees.  He served as a reading specialist and instructional coach for three years before moving into administration.  Dr. Lamkin's doctoral degree was obtained at Wilmington University in the area of Innovation and Leadership. His dissertation research, “The More I Watch, the More I’ll Learn: Teacher Professional Growth and Development Through Video," was internationally recognized by the Emerald Research Group, and led to the opportunity for Dr. Lamkin to share his research findings at Harvard University in the fall of 2017.

From the perspective of teacher and administrator who has worked across the SCS campus at both the lower and upper school levels, Dr. Lamkin holds a deep commitment to the unique mission of our school. His personal vision is to help create a safe, positive environment where students and staff can’t wait to come to each and every day.  His leadership priorities revolve around fostering relationships to sustain positive school climate and culture, serving as a literacy leader, promoting meaningful technology integration, and providing innovative and personalized professional development for staff. He believes strongly in the value of positive teamwork and in helping students of all ages develop into well-rounded leaders who will impact our culture in a positive way!

In addition to being a school administrator, Dr. Lamkin is an adjunct professor at Salisbury University and Wilmington University, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of literacy instruction, classroom management, and school leadership. Personally, he enjoys good coffee, a stack of good books, and a sunny summer day on the beach!

Our Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is charged with the general oversight of the operations and business affairs of Salisbury Christian School. Its specific duties include establishing tuition and fees, approving the budget, and appointing and supporting the Head of School.  The day-to-day administration of SCS is delegated to the Head of School who administers the school within the policies set by the Board.

Mr. Alfred Brumbley, Chairman
Mr. John McTernan, Vice Chairman
Mrs. Judy Mills, Secretary
Mrs. Kristi Hammond, Treasurer
Mrs. Kristy Hardison, PTF Representative 

Mr. Keith Fisher
Pastor Bruce Glisson
Mr. Scott Patey
Mr. Joseph Schroen
Dr. Celeste Ziara-Sansom

Our Executive Team

The Executive Team of administrators serves alongside the Head of School to manage the daily happenings at Salisbury Christian.

Dr. Cathy Townsend, Head of School
Dr. Steven Lamkin, PreK - 12 Principal / Assistant Head for Academics
Mr. Ross Kaelin, Assistant Principal / Director of Facilities
Mr. Michael Cody, Assistant Principal for Lower School
Mrs. Sallie Magee, Director of Business Operations
Mrs. Elisabeth Murphy, Director of Advertising & Marketing
Mrs. Kris Fullerton, Office Manager