Midtown Raleigh News

Wake board appoints school principals

The Wake County school board recently appointed five principals.

Teresa Abron was named interim principal of Brentwood Elementary School in North Raleigh, starting Dec. 3. She will take over for Ken Branch, who is retiring after being awarded principal of the year in October.

Pamela Johnson was named principal of Carnage Middle School in Southeast Raleigh with a salary of $97,196. Johnson, Branch’s predecessor at Brentwood, is an assistant principal at Reedy Creek Middle School in Cary.

Kathy Knezevic was named principal of Washington Elementary School near downtown Raleigh with a salary of $79,302. She’s been an assistant principal at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary since 2009.

Elaine Hanzer was named interim principal of Phillips High School, an alternative school in East Raleigh.

Craig Matthews’ tenure as interim principal at Leesville Road Middle School in North Raleigh was extended to Dec. 21.