Wake Ed

David Newkirk named new principal of Zebulon Elementary School

The Wake County school board appointed David Newkirk on Tuesday to be the new principal of Zebulon Elementary School.

Newkirk, the assistant principal for instruction at Knightdale High School since 2012, will start his new job on May 1 with a salary of $91,252. Newkirk previously was principal of Hunter Elementary School in Raleigh from 2009 to 2012.

Newkirk replaces Marion Evans, who in December was named the principal of the new Beaverdam Elementary School in Raleigh that will open in August.