Wake Ed

Principals named to River Bend Middle and Wakelon Elementary

The Wake County school board announced new principals Tuesday for River Bend Middle School in Raleigh and Wakelon Elementary School in Zebulon.

Stacey Weddle will become the first principal of the new River Bend Middle, which is opening in August, with a salary of $104,121. Weddle has been principal of Wake Forest Middle School since 2011. She will start her new job Jan. 1.

Angela Cooper will start at Wakelon Elementary on Dec. 1 with a salary of $84,775. Cooper has been an assistant principal at North Garner Middle School since 2007.

The board also announced that Michael Chappell’s contract as interim principal of Wendell Elementary School has been extended to March 31.