Friday, August 28, 2015
A. Nicole Nichols

Financial Secretary

Alecia "Nicole" Nichols is a 1998 Delmar High School graduate. Ms. Nichols spent 8-years working in the concrete and masonry business, and concluded this phase of her career as the Regional District Sales Representative.
After a short experience in residential home sales she joined the Delmar School District as a District Office Secretary working in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. One of her major responsibilities involves working with the Delaware State Testing Program and student accountability. In 2009, she assumed the positions of District Financial Secretary and Delmar Board of Education Secretary.
Ms. Nichols is active in the Delaware Association of Education Office Professionals and serves as the district representative. For the past 4 years she has served as the Cheerleading Staff Advisor and currently the Head Varsity Football and Basketball Cheerleading Coach. She is the proud mother of Damon Nichols. Nicole bleeds blue and orange and LOVES being a Wildcat!


Kristen M. Vernon


Kristen Vernon is the newest member of the District support staff.  She joined the Wildcat family in January 2009. Mrs. Vernon's office title is District Secretary and if you call the district office you will most likely be greeted by her.

Kristen was born and raised in La Plata , Md.   She graduated from La Plata High School in 1999 and attended the College of Southern Maryland before transferring to Salisbury University .  She majored in Mass Communications with a minor in Business Marketing. 

After graduating from Salisbury University , Kristen moved right directly into the workforce with a group of local radio stations in Salisbury .  While working in the radio industry for 5 years, she did a variety of different jobs including Sales Account Executive, Sales Assistant and Promotions Director.  Working in the radio world opened many doors for Kristen in the community with local charities. 

One of her enjoyments in life has been volunteering with charities that include Toys for Tots, March of Dimes and Women Supporting Women. In June 2008, Kristen married her husband, Delmar Alumnus Bill Vernon (Class of 1996).  They now reside in Salisbury and have 3 pets (2 dogs and 1 cat).


Penny S. Bell

Federal Financial Secretary

Penny S. Bell is a 1986 Delmar High School graduate. Mrs. Bell spent 10-years as an Accounting Associate II with the Wicomico County School System prior to joining the Delmar School District as District Financial Secretary in 2006.

Her major responsibilities are managing all Federal and State Grants. She is active in the Delaware Association of Education Office Professionals.  Penny has received various trainings with DFMS [Delaware Financial Management System] and State of Delaware Budgeting and Accounting courses. 

She is married to alumnus, John Bell, Class of 1985, and the proud mother of John Jr. who will begin his journey in Wildcat Country fall of 2009, and Justin Bell who is attending Delmar Elementary.  Penny enjoys spending time with her family and recreation time with her two horses and dog, Sadie.