Far­nell named prin­ci­pal at Centreville El­e­men­tary

New hu­man re­sources direc­tor hired

Record Observer - - School -

CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Theresa Far­nell as prin­ci­pal of Centreville El­e­men­tary School and Mark Far­ley, J.D., as hu­man re­sources direc­tor ef­fec­tive July 1, 2016.

Far­nell be­gan her ca­reer in Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools in 2004 as a teacher spe­cial­ist at Sudlersville El­e­men­tary.

From 2009 to 2013, Far­nell served as the as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal/teacher spe­cial­ist at Sudlersville Mid­dle, where she also worked with new and novice teach­ers, han­dled ma­jor and mi­nor dis­ci­pline in­frac­tions, for­mally and in­for­mally ob­served teach­ers in all con­tent ar­eas us­ing Teacher Com­pass and aided in the devel­op­ment of the mas­ter sched­ule.

Most re­cently, Far­nell has served as as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at Centreville Mid­dle. In this role, she pro­vided as­sis­tance to the prin­ci­pal in the area of pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment, served as lead teacher when the prin­ci­pal was un­avail­able, fa­cil­i­tated school im­prove­ment team meet­ings, worked with new and novice teach­ers, han­dled ma­jor and mi­nor dis­ci­pline in­frac­tions, for­mally and in­for­mally ob­served teach­ers in all con­tent ar­eas us­ing Teacher Com­pass and aided in the devel­op­ment of the mas­ter sched­ule. Far­nell also has served on a sup­port ne­go­ti­a­tions team and on the Mid­dle States Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Team for the county.

Far­nell has spent 24 years in teach­ing and lead­er­ship in pub­lic schools. She holds a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree and a M.S. El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree from Sal­is­bury Univer­sity. She re­sides in Centreville with her hus­band and two sons.

Mark Far­ley brings a wealth of hu­man re­sources ex­pe­ri­ence to Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools, said a state­ment from QACPS. Far­ley is a new ad­di­tion to QACPS; in 1994 he worked in Fredrick County Pub­lic Schools as their hu­man re­sources of­fi­cer. In that po­si­tion he was re­spon­si­ble for the full scope of hu­man re­sources gen­er­al­ist du­ties for 2,500 sup­port staff and spe­cial­ist hu­man re­sources du­ties re­lated to re­tire­ment and HR sys­tems im­ple­men­ta­tion.

In 2000, Far­ley be­came the as­so­ciate vice pres­i­dent of hu­man re­sources at Fred­er­ick Com­mu­nity Col­lege. In 2004 he be­came the vice pres­i­dent of hu­man re­sources and le­gal af­fairs of Delaware State Univer­sity. As the vice prin­ci­pal of hu­man re­sources and le­gal af­fairs, his du­ties con­sisted of day-to-day man­age­ment and strate­gic plan­ning ini­tia­tives for re­cruit­ment and di­ver­sity ini­tia­tives, com­pen­sa­tion and ben­e­fit plan de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion; and em­ployee re­la­tions, la­bor re­la­tions and hu­man re­sources sys­tems.

Far­ley also served as the vice pres­i­dent of hu­man re­sources of the Univer­sity of the District of Columbia (Flag­ship and Com­mu­nity Col­lege). In this po­si­tion, he was tasked with cre­at­ing and im­ple­ment­ing the strate­gic vi­sion and plans for Hu­man Re­sources through poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, prac­tices, pro­cesses and data sys­tems.

Far­ley is the founder and CEO of InOv8 Inc., a pri­vate con­sult­ing cor­po­ra­tion in the non-profit, pub­lic and pri­vate higher ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. Pri­mary ser­vices in­clude fa­cil­i­ta­tion of strate­gic hires and full scope hu­man re­sources re­sults as re­quested by Univer­sity Ex­ec­u­tives and boards of trus­tees.

Most re­cently, he served as the in­terim chief hu­man re­sources of­fi­cer at Ar­ca­dia Univer­sity.

Far­ley re­ceived his Juris Doc­tor’s de­gree from Univer­sity of Bal­ti­more School of Law, a Mas­ter’s de­gree in Hu­man Re­sources Man­age­ment from Wilm­ing­ton Univer­sity, and he holds a Bach­e­lor’s De­gree in Lib­eral Stud­ies. He is also a cer­ti­fied court me­di­a­tor for Mary­land Cir­cuit Courts and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of State Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties and a mem­ber of The As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Col­leges. Far­ley is mar­ried and lives in Wy­oming, Delaware, with his wife Pen­ney — the Comptroller at Washington Col­lege in Ch­ester­town — and his youngest daugh­ter of four chil­dren.

THERESA FAR­NELL

MARK FAR­LEY

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