Wake Ed

Principals appointed to Stough Elementary, Athens Drive High

The Wake County school board hired a new principal Tuesday for Stough Elementary School and appointed interim leaders to three schools, including Athens Drive High.

Christopher Cox will earn $73,430 as principal of Stough, a Raleigh magnet school. Cox has been an assistant principal at Martin Middle School in Raleigh since 2009.

Kathryn Chontos was named interim principal at Athens Drive High in Raleigh through Oct. 31. Chontos, who was Athens Drive’s principal until 2005, will fill in for James Hedrick, who passed away on Aug. 2.

Darryl Fisher, a retired administrator, was named interim principal of Creech Road Elementary School in Garner through Oct. 7.

Jan Hargrove’s contract as interim principal of Swift Creek Elementary School in Raleigh was extended through Oct. 1.