Retired principal tapped for Wake County Board of Education spot

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Elected leaders in Wake County have said that a retired principal will fill the seat held by a retired teacher who died shortly after winning re-election.

The members of the Wake County Board of Education selected Kathy Hartenstine to fill the seat once held by Zora Felton.

Hartenstine served as principal at Baileywick Road Elementary School before retiring last year. She will be sworn in at the board’s Feb. 7 meeting.

“It is with a grateful heart that I have the honor to be the Wake County District 7 Board of Education representative,” she said Thursday. “I am humbled that the BOE has appointed me to fill the vacant seat and I am touched by their vote of confidence. I will work tirelessly for the benefit of ALL children in WCPSS and I am delighted to be part of a wonderful school board.”RELATED:Wake Board member remembered for selfless service following her death

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