Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Dr. Marvin Connelly, assistant superintendent for student support services, after Merrill was announced as the new Wake County Schools superintendent during a board meeting Tuesday, June, 18, 2013, at the Wake County Public School System Central Services Building in Cary.
Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Dr. Marvin Connelly, assistant superintendent for student support services, after Merrill was announced as the new Wake County Schools superintendent during a board meeting Tuesday, June, 18, 2013, at the Wake County Public School System Central Services Building in Cary. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Jim Merrill, center, shakes hands with Dr. Marvin Connelly, assistant superintendent for student support services, after Merrill was announced as the new Wake County Schools superintendent during a board meeting Tuesday, June, 18, 2013, at the Wake County Public School System Central Services Building in Cary. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
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