Valerie Folsom

Valerie Folsom - Principal

Ms. Valerie Folsom received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Marketing and Management from Salisbury University. She also earned her graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction and continued her studies to obtain her Administration I Certification from Salisbury University. In 2011, Ms. Folsom began her teaching career in Wicomico County Public Schools, teaching 1st Grade at Beaver Run Elementary for five years. She then looped with her students to teach 2nd Grade, which she did for four years. Ms. Folsom was honored as Beaver Run Elementary's Teacher of the Year Semifinalist in 2017 and 2018. In summer, Ms. Folsom served as the Site Supervisor for the Summer LEAP Program at Pemberton Elementary. Ms. Folsom was also selected by Dr. Hanlin and Dr. Briggs as one of the WCPS educators to become an effective school leader through the Exploring the World of Educational Administration and Leadership Cohort as well as the Academy for Leadership in Education Series (ALES) two-year program at Salisbury University. Ms. Folsom was appointed as the Assistant Principal at Fruitland Intermediate School from 2020 - 2023 and was appointed Principal at Pemberton Elementary School in 2023.

She looks forward to supporting the Pemberton staff and extending her passion for building and maintaining relationships with the students and families of Pemberton Elementary School. Ms. Folsom enjoys spending time with husband Justin, their two children, Makenzie and Justin Jr., and her two dogs, Meeko and Chance.

Kaytlin Curren

Kaytlin Curren-Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kaytlin Curren received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from High Point University in North Carolina. She earned her graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.

In 2008, Mrs. Curren began her teaching career in Davidson County Public Schools, teaching 3rd Grade at Friedberg Elementary in North Carolina. In 2009, Mrs. Curren moved home to Maryland where she became a 5th Grade teacher at Greensboro Elementary in Caroline County. In 2016 she became a Math Specialist and served in many leadership roles within Caroline County Public Schools. Mrs. Curren then became the Assistant Principal at Greensboro Elementary School. In 2022 Mrs. Curren moved to Salisbury, Maryland and was appointed as the Assistant Principal at Pemberton Elementary School. As a native to the Eastern Shore, she is dedicated to serving the families of Wicomico County Public Schools.

Mrs. Curren enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two daughters, and mini labradoodle, Elsie.