Farnell named principal at Centreville Elementary
New human resources director hired
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.