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Phillips High School, Apex Middle School get new principals

The Wake County school system announced new principals Tuesday for Mary E. Phillips High School and Apex Middle School.

Robert Gupton will start as principal of Phillips High, an alternative school in Raleigh, on July 24 with a salary of $101,792. Gupton has been principal at Mt. Vernon Middle School in Raleigh since 2010.

Monica Yllanes will start as principal of Apex Middle School on Aug. 1 with a salary of $105,363. She has been an assistant principal at West Lake Middle School in Apex since 2015.

Interim principals were also announced for three schools:

▪ Luther Thomas will be interim principal of Mt. Vernon Middle from July 24 to Sept. 29;

▪ Mary Warren will be interim principal of Holly Springs Elementary School from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10;

▪ Michael Chappell will be interim principal of Joyner Elementary School in Raleigh through Aug. 31.

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