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Congratulations to our 2021-22 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists

Aug. 19, 2021

headshots of POY/APOY finalists


Ten outstanding school leaders have been nominated by their colleagues to serve as the Wake County Public School System 2021-2022 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year finalists. Finalists will submit a portfolio and participate in site visits and a final interview. Our winners will be named on October 7.


Assistant Principal Finalists

  • Leslie Blake, Millbrook Magnet Elementary
  • Bill Helfrich, Parkside Elementary
  • Michael MacGovern, Broughton Magnet High
  • Bonnie Mwanda, Heritage High
  • Brandon Warren, Holly Ridge Elementary

Principal Finalists

  • Raleigh Bame, Laurel Park Elementary      
  • Teresa Caswell, Parkside Elementary                                  
  • Keith Richardson, Knightdale Magnet High                     
  • Shejuanna Rodgers, Apex Friendship Middle           
  • Annice Williams, Bugg Magnet Elementary