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Pinehurst Elementary School is a public school located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Salisbury, MD.  Pinehurst Elementary School has been educating students since 1937.  We are proud to serve approximately 515 students in grades Pre-K through five.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Pinehurst School is to provide all staff and students with opportunities to develop self-discipline, a strong work ethic, and positive attitudes while developing a core of knowledge and skills.

Belief Statements:

  • All students learn and their unique needs will impact all decisions.
  • Diversity is celebrated to promote sensitivity and respect for others.
  • Students demonstrate and apply basic knowledge and skills in meaningful situations given a supportive, challenging, and safe learning environment.
  • Students and staff actively engage in the learning process with differentiated instructional approaches and assessments.
  • Every stakeholder has a strong work ethic, self-discipline, and a positive attitude.
  • Our school encourages students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.



Ms. Debbie Emge

Mrs. EmgeDeborah Emge is proud to be principal of Pinehurst. She is an alumni of Salisbury University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, certification in Special Education and a Master’s in Administration. Mrs. Emge loves reading all genres of books and listening to all types of music. 

Mrs. Emge also enjoys running and working out at the gym.  Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandson Luke and granddaughter Vera.   

Ms. Kaimais Love

Assistant Principal 

Kaimais Love, a graduate of Bowie High School in Price Georges County, is excited to return to the Pinehurst Family this year as Assistant Principal. She earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Salisbury University, and a master's of education in School Leadership from Wilmington University. She began her teaching career in Wicomico County Public Schools as a teacher at North Salisbury Elementary School. She later broadened her level of experience by becoming a mathematics teacher at Wicomico Middle. At Wicomico Middle, she worked with the MAST after-school program in 2012-2013. She has also taught pre-algebra during the secondary summer school each summer for seven years during this time. She has been active in Destination Imagination throughout her career, and was involved when two school teams advanced to the state level. Miss Love is excited to continue to build relationships with staff, students, and families this year at Pinehurst. During Miss Love’s free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and her local church.
Ms. Peggy Troiano

Dean of Students
Ms. Troiano


The 2016-2017 school year is the third year students in grades 3-8 and high school will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

PARCC helps teachers and parents determine if younger students are acquiring skills and knowledge needed to advance to the next grade level, while older students can see if they are on track to graduate, ready for college and careers.

PARCC Resources for Maryland


PARCC states have partnered with GreatSchools to launch the Great Kids Test Guide for Parents, a new resource to assist parents in helping their children prepare academically for the next grade level and for college and careers.

The guide, which can be found at, was developed as a road map for parents. It gives them information about what their child needs to know at each grade level and how they can help their children succeed academically, based on how they performed on the PARCC assessment. It also explains what knowledge and skills are needed for each area of the test and which parts are especially tough for kids, while offering easy ways to boost a child's skills at home.

Pinehurst is proud to announce our weather station!  Click the link below!