The Wake County school board filled two of the district's top administrative positions tonight and appointed a new principal for Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.
Cathy Moore was named to the new position of deputy superintendent for school performance, where she will be in charge of academics. Moore, whose salary was not immediately known, has been the area superintendent for Central Wake since 2008 and before then was principal of Sanderson High School.
Judith Peppler was hired for the new position of chief transformation officer, where her duties will include overseeing student assignment, long-range planning and professional development.
Peppler, whose salary was not immediately known, has spent her career in the corporate sector. She has been state president of Oregon for Qwest Communications since 2000.
Both new positions were recommended by consultants from the Broad Superintendents Academy, a California-based group that trains people with no background in education, such as Wake Superintendent Tony Tata, a retired Army general, to work in urban school districts. Broad conducted three free audits for Tata, who started as superintendent Jan. 31.
The board hired Clinton Robinson Jr. to be principal of Wake Forest-Rolesville High, with a salary of $96,487. Robinson has been principal of E.e. Smith High in Fayetteville since 2007.
Click here to view the bio sheets for the three hires.
Peppler and Moore will both be paid a salary of $140,000 a year.
Click here for a school district press release touting Tata's new leadership team.