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Dare County Families, 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! 

Dr. Farrelly observes the work of a Nags Head Elementary
student. 

What an exciting time to be a learner in Dare County Schools!

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 
 
 
 
Learn more about Dr. John Farrelly!

Meet our Superintendent

Dr. Farrelly has built his career on a strong dedication to improving public education. Having served in the role of teacher, principal, administrator, and superintendent, he has been committed to building strong educational partnerships. He, his wife Rena, and their two children are thrilled to join the Dare County family!

 

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.  John Farrelly