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Some Wake County principals are on the move. See who’s changing schools.

Felecia Dorsey was named principal of Hodge Road Elementary. Walnut Creek Elementary principal Vonda Martin Jenkins will now lead Yates Mill Elementary. Holly Ridge Middle principal Emily Mountford will become Wake County’s senior director for the Office of Professional Learning.
Felecia Dorsey was named principal of Hodge Road Elementary. Walnut Creek Elementary principal Vonda Martin Jenkins will now lead Yates Mill Elementary. Holly Ridge Middle principal Emily Mountford will become Wake County’s senior director for the Office of Professional Learning.

Some Wake County principals are on the move, taking jobs at other schools or in central office.

The Wake County school system announced several principal changes on Tuesday:

Felecia Dorsey will become principal of Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale with a salary of $75,330. She had been principal of Mt. Healthy North Elementary in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2014 to 2018.

James Douglas was named principal of Herbert Akins Road Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina with a salary of $125,346. He has been principal of Dillard Drive Elementary in Raleigh since 2011.

Vonda Martin Jenkins was named principal of Yates Mill Elementary School in Raleigh with a salary of $98,539. She has been principal of Walnut Creek Elementary in Raleigh since 2013.

Emily Mountford will leave Holly Ridge Middle School in Holly Springs, where she has been principal since 2013. She will become senior director in Wake’s Office of Professional Learning with a salary of $101,500.

Salaries vary because Wake pays principals using a variety of factors, including years of education experience, advanced degrees and size of the school.

Some interim principals were announced this week, including Kevin Hill at Jones Dairy Elementary School in Wake Forest and Charles Langley at Heritage Elementary at Wake Forest. John Williams will stay on as Apex High’s interim principal through August.

T. Keung Hui has covered K-12 education for the News & Observer since 1999, helping parents, students, school employees and the community understand the vital role education plays in North Carolina. His primary focus is Wake County, but he also covers statewide education issues.
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