Tim Simmons officially starts his job today, March 10, as the Wake County school system’s new chief of communications.
School officials said Simmons will receive a salary of $121,440 to be the main spokesman for North Carolina’s largest school system. Previously, he was vice president of communications for the Wake Education Partnership. Before that, he was a longtime education reporter and later editor at The News & Observer.
The district also released the new salary for Marvin Connelly, who was appointed in December to be chief of staff and strategic planning. His salary is $136,377.
Previously, Connelly was Wake’s assistant superintendent for student support services.