Shawn Hanley Appointed Executive Director for Human Resources

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The Board of Education has appointed Shawn Hanley as executive director for human resources, effective Jan. 5. Mr. Hanley replaces Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly in this role, who currently serves as superintendent of schools.

Mr. Hanley has worked in the district since 2000, first as a junior high school science teacher and West Babylon Teachers Association building executive. From 2002-2008, he served as the K-8 coordinator for science, subsequently serving as assistant principal at the high school for the past seven years.

Mr. Hanley received a Bachelor of Science in sociology and science at Stony Brook University. He received a Master of Science in secondary education and a professional diploma in educational administration from Dowling College.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept my appointment as executive director for human resources,” he said. “I look forward to working closely with the staff and the community in providing a positive educational experience for the students of West Babylon.”

Mr. Hanley has been married for 14 years and has three children. In addition to his educational experience, he was previously a New York State registered nurse and received his nursing degree from Stony Brook University.

“I’d like to personally welcome Mr. Hanley as the district’s new executive director for human resources,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly said. “Since 2008, he has been a tremendous asset to the high school and will now play a critical role as the human resources officer for all our schools and departments. I look forward to working side by side with Mr. Hanley.”

Board President Lucy Campasano noted that Mr. Hanley’s appointment as executive director for human resources has been a smooth transition. “He has much experience with the staff at the high school and a good relationship with both parents and students, which will translate to a good rapport with the staff,” she said. I have every confidence that he will do an extraordinary job, and the entire Board supports him in his endeavors.”