The Wake County school board appointed the new head of special education and an interim principal on Tuesday.
Karen Hamilton was named assistant superintendent for special education services with a salary of $120,000. She's been senior director of counseling and student services since 2007.
Hamilton was also principal of Longview School, an alternative school in Raleigh, and worked in central office as a program specialist and later director of special education services.
Martha McCaskill was named interim principal of East Wake School of Arts, Education and Global Studies in Wendell through Feb. 28. Before her retirement, she was the school's principal from 2007 to 2009.
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