Wake Ed

New principals hired at Apex High, Apex Elementary

The Wake County school board hired new principals Tuesday for Apex High School and Apex Elementary School.

Diann Kearney will start at Apex High on May 1 with a salary of $116,910. She has been principal of Martin Middle School in Raleigh since 2012. Charles Langley, a retired principal, will serve as Martin’s interim principal from May 1 to July 31.

Keith Faison will start at Apex Elementary on May 1 with a salary of $80,079, He has been assistant principal of Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh since 2013.

The board also extended Elaine Hanzer’s contract as interim principal of Longview School in Raleigh to July 31.