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Superintendent's Message

Dare County Families, 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! 

What an exciting time to be a learner in Dare County Schools! In classrooms all across our district, teachers are diligently

preparing for the arrival of students. Our principals and district leaders have spent the summer planning and preparing to lead our schools with cutting-edge, innovative strategies. Our focus is and will remain, on our students. 

I am proud to serve as your superintendent. During my first year in Dare County, I met with hundreds of parents and community members through forty visioning meetings. I also met with staff and students to gain their insights on how we can improve our schools. In every session, I asked a simple question: "What are your hopes and dreams for our students?" With every answer, I heard passionate and thought-provoking responses. It is clear to me that our parents, educators, and community members care deeply about the success of our schools. Your ideas have become the foundation of the new Dare County Schools strategic plan, which will launch in the coming months and provide a blueprint for our work over the next three years. 

We are more than a school system -- we are a family! Together, we will work to create a shared future where all of our students can find success and achievement. 

Enthusiastically, 

John Farrelly

Superintendent | Dare County Schools