The Wake County school board announced Tuesday that Kristen Faircloth will become the new principal of Durant Road Middle School in Raleigh.
Faircloth, the principal of Sycamore Creek Elementary School in Raleigh since 2008, replaces the retiring Nancy Allen. Faircloth, whose salary will be $112,217, will start at Durant on Nov. 20.
Vicki Perry, a veteran retired principal, was named interim principal of Sycamore Creek from Nov. 20 to Dec. 21.
Also on Tuesday, Kathy Chontos was named interim assistant superintendent for student support services. She replaces Brenda Elliott.