The Wake County school board promoted Robert Epler on Tuesday to be the new principal of Brentwood Elementary School in Raleigh.
Epler was Brentwood’s magnet program coordinator before becoming the school’s assistant principal in 2013. Epler, whose salary will be $64,356, replaces Eric Fitts, Wake County’s current Principal of the Year.
Fitts was recently named the new principal of East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh.
Epler graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He received a master’s degree in school administration from N.C. State in 2012.