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New principals for Cary High, Creech Road Elementary and Wildwood Forest Elementary

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The Wake County school board announced principals for six schools on Tuesday.

Nolan Bryant was named the new principal of Cary High School, with a salary of $102,988. Bryant has been principal of Dillard Drive Middle School in Raleigh since 2009. He also worked as a teacher at Athens Drive High in the 1990s.

Seydric Williams was hired to be the principal of Creech Road Elementary School in Garner with a salary of $77,747. Williams is executive director of elementary education for the Roanoke City Schools.

Holly Shaw was named principal of Wildwood Forest Elementary School in North Raleigh. Shaw, whose new salary wasn’t immediately available, has been an assistant principal at Forest Pines Elementary since 2010.

Thomas Dixon was named interim principal of Fuquay-Varina High School through the end of September. The retired educator was principal of Apex High from 1992 to 2006.

L. Roy Teel was named interim principal of Holly Ridge Middle School in Holly Springs through the end of September. The retired Broughton High principal has held numerous interim positions since the 1990s.

Craig T. Matthews was named interim principal of Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina through the end of September. The retired principal has held various interim positions over the years.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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