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Superintendent Farrelly

Meet our Superintendent

John has over twenty-five years of experience in educational leadership. He has served as a teacher, school administrator and superintendent. For the past decade, he has served as a superintendent in Eastern North Carolina, leading some of the most successful turnaround efforts in the region. He enjoys spending time in the community with his family. 

John 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!

Dr. Farrelly shares his vision for the future of Dare County Schools. 


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