The Wake County school board hired a new principal tonight at Yates Mill Elementary School and named an interim principal at Carroll Middle School.
Anne Marie Johnson was tapped to lead Yates Mill after having been an assistant principal at Wildwood Forest Elementary since Aug. 2009. She will receive a salary of $82,002.
Diane Payne will fill in as interim principal of Carroll Middle through March 31. Payne was a longtime Wake principal who had led Broughton High for 13 years before retiring in 2004. She's receivng the pro-rated equivalent of a $115,153 annual salary.
Earlier this evening, Carroll parents pleaded with the board to appoint a strong permanent principal at the school and to award a magnet program. The principal search is ongoing but it looks like there won't be a magnet for Carroll this fall.