5th Grade


Kristen Gibbons

5th Grade Teacher

Kristin has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a dual minor is psychology and mathematics from Salisbury University. She is currently taking classes to obtain her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Salisbury University. She is excited about getting married this December. Kristin loves spending time with her friends, family, and dog Sadie.


Kristina Salvarola

5th Grade Teacher

I am delighted to join the 5th grade family here at SHMS! Originally, I am from Annapolis, MD and currently live right down the street in Newark! After finishing college at Salisbury University with my degree in Education, I began teaching 3rd grade in Wicomico County. I enjoyed 6 years in my classroom teaching all subject areas. This is where I truly found my love of teaching Reading! I have always focused on developing meaningful relationships with my students and creating a classroom of high expectations that promote learning, creativity, and independence. When I am not here with my students, I enjoy being outdoors! I love hiking, running, relaxing on the beach, working in my garden, and taking care of my free-ranging chickens!



Christopher DiMarco

5th Grade Teacher

Mr. DiMarco has a Master's Degree from UNC Charlotte, North Carolina in special education and a Bachelor's Degree in History and Elementary Education from Monmouth University, New Jersey.  He began teaching in 2007 and has taught 1st grade for 3 years, Kindergarten for 1 year until he decided to become a math teacher and taught 7th grade math for 3 years.  Then he moved with his wife to Worcester County in 2014 to teach 8th grade math.  He enjoys playing with his son, hanging out with his wife, reading Batman and Walking Dead comics, playing chess, soccer and watching his favorite teams the NY Mets and New England Patriots!


Debbie Ritz

5th Grade Teacher

Debbie was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She moved to northeastern Ohio when she was 12 and lived there until moving to the Eastern Shore in 1999. Debbie earned a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing from Miami University and Master's of Education in Reading from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.  Debbie loves to read, walk her dog, play with her grandchildren,
and go to the beach.


Hannah Clarke

5th Grade Teacher

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