The Wake County school system announced new principals Tuesday for two Knightdale schools and interim principals at nine schools.
James Argent will be the new principal of Knightdale High School with a salary of $101,367. The former high school teacher has been principal of Lake Myra Elementary School in Wendell since 2009.
Teresa James was hired to be principal of Knightdale Elementary School with a salary of $79,727. After being a teacher and assistant principal in Wake, she became principal of Club Boulevard Elementary School in Durham in 2011.
Until James starts July 1, Vicki Perry will serve as Knightdale Elementary’s interim principal. She retired as principal of Harris Creek Elementary in 2013.
The other interim principal appointments are:
Robert Matheson III was transferred from principal of the Wake N.C. State STEM Early College High School to assistant principal at Apex High School. Earlier this month, David Schwenker was named the new principal of the early college.
Betty Parker was promoted from director of real estate to senior director for real estate. She’s in charge of looking for school sites.
Since the school board’s next meeting is July 22, Superintendent Jim Merrill was authorized Tuesday to name principals over the next month. The appointments would be confirmed at the July meeting.