Susan M. Bounds
Susan M. Bounds has lived in Wicomico County for more than 40 years after moving to the area from Delaware. She graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. degree in elementary education and a M.Ed. degree in reading and special education K - 12. She was appointed by Maryland State Department of Education Superintendents, Dr. Nancy Grasmick and Dr. Lillian Lowery, to serve several terms as Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. Mrs. Bounds was the Director of several local Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students. For more than 10 years, she developed and ran environmental education and historical research programs in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties. Mrs. Bounds retired in 2009 after teaching 35 years for the Wicomico County Public School System. She continues to serve as Wicomico County Coordinator of Destination Imagination and Regional Director for Maryland Eastern Region DI.
Mrs. Bounds believes strongly in the benefits that a strong and active library brings to our community. She is committed to promoting educational opportunities, modern community Library space and programs that strengthen the lives of our diverse population. She joined the Wicomico Public Libraries Board of Trustees in 2009 and formed the current Friends of the Library organization. As the Chair of Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries, she encourages advocacy and support for the library through fundraising, programs and events.