Introduction to Mr. Dorward
Mr. Michael Dorward continues his service in the Salisbury Township School District in a new role, after serving as an Emotional Support Interventionist at Salisbury High School. Mr. Dorward joins the Salisbury Middle School staff as a full-time counselor for all sixth through eighth grade students. Mr. Dorward earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware and his Master’s degree in School Counseling at Messiah College. Upon completing his Master’s degree program, Mr. Dorward successfully met the criteria to become a nationally certified counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). During his employment with the district, Mr. Dorward served as a Therapeutic Support Staff member for the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 for 10 years on a part-time basis. Prior to joining the district, Mr. Dorward was employed full-time with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit for 4 years as a Mental Health Counselor in a school-based partial hospitalization program and 4 years as an Emotional Support Interventionist. Mr. Dorward was also employed by KidsPeace National Hospital and National Centers for Kids in Crisis as a Child Care Counselor in their psychiatric hospital and residential centers. Mr. Dorward welcomes the opportunities in his expanded role to further develop a comprehensive guidance program that attends to the diverse needs of the Salisbury Middle School population and the community at-large.