Wake Ed

Principals hired for three Western Wake County elementary schools

The Wake County school board appointed new principals on Tuesday for three western Wake elementary schools.

Raleigh Bame was named principal of Laurel Park Elementary School in Cary at a salary of $83,843. Bame, who is Wake County’s 2015-16 Assistant Principal of the Year, has been at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary since 2013.

Suzanne Owen was named principal of Baucom Elementary School in Apex at a salary of $82,481. Owen has been principal of Rockfish Elementary School in Cumberland County since 2010.

Michael Matthews was named principal of Morrisville Elementary School at a salary of $87,966. Matthews has been assistant principal of Holly Grove Elementary School in Holly Springs since 2006.

Matthews’ start date at Morrisville Elementary hasn’t been set yet so Freda Cole’s contract as interim principal was extended through March 31.

Cathy Williams’ contract as interim principal of East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh was also extended to March 31.