Phone: 919-694-8222


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Georgia Masters of Education University of North Florida Bachelor of Arts Special Education-Emotionally Handicapped

Mrs. Karen Summers, Principal

Greetings Green Level Community,

Welcome Classes of 2022 and 2023! High school is a memorable time in a student’s life, and we are elated to embark on this new journey with you to open Green Level High School. We look forward making this year a story for the history books. Over the next several months, we are eager to meet and partner with you and the school community.

For those of you who do not know me, my husband and I relocated from Athens, Georgia to Raleigh in 1997. After starting my career as a special education teacher of emotionally disabled students, I was fortunate to land my first administrative position in Wake County Public School System as a Senior Administrator in Special Education Services. For the past twenty-one plus years, I have enjoyed a progressive succession of administrative roles in central office and in schools. I started my first principalship at Davis Drive Middle School in 2009 and transitioned to Green Hope High School in 2014. I am proud to share with you that I have lived in the attendance area for Green Level High School for the last 14 years. Our two daughters attended Highcroft Elementary, Mills Park Elementary, Davis Drive Middle and Green Hope High. One of the highlights in my career was handing them their diplomas in 2017. And now, I have the great pleasure of leading in this new role as founding principal of Green Level High School.

As we begin to frame the vision for Green Level High School, we are committed to building an inviting and inclusive environment for all learners. Furthermore, recognizing the importance of positive relationships, we hope to create a school culture that values relationships as much as the content that we hope to impart to students. We aspire to create a school community that is student-centered and filled with relevant, engaging, and empowering learning experiences for our eminently diverse student population—both inside and outside the classroom. As an educator, I believe fervently in cultivating this generation’s authenticity, raw power, and seemingly limitless potential by creating opportunities that will benefit them now and in the future, and this is what we will strive to do for each student every day at Green Level.

With warmest of regards,

Karen Summers

Phone: 919-694-8222


Degrees and Certifications:

Vanderbilt University Currently pursuing Doctorate in Leadership & Learning in Organizations University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Master of School Administration NC State University Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction NC State University Bachelor of Arts, English & Secondary Education

Mr. Justin Carrington, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Greetings, Gator Nation! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of the Green Level community and how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to partner with all of you in developing and sustaining what I know will be an outstanding school community.

To share a little about myself—I was born and raised in the Triangle and am a proud product of the Wake County Public School System. After graduating from Wakefield High School (Go Wolverines!), I attended NC State University as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. After completing my undergraduate degree, I started my teaching career at Green Hope High School where I taught a mix of academic, honors, and AP English courses.

Throughout my time as a teacher at Green Hope, I had the pleasure of serving in a variety of leadership roles that encouraged me to pursue my interest in school leadership to have broader impact on education collectively. As such, I left the classroom in 2016 and moved to Rolesville High School to earn my administrative “stripes” before returning “home” to Green Hope as an assistant principal in 2017. I am thrilled to be a part of the Green Level community and look forward to contributing to the development of what I know will be an exceptional institution of learning.

Best regards, 

Justin W. Carrington