GOLDSBORO - Mario Re has been named the new principal at Dillard Middle.
The Wayne County Board of Education approved the change Monday evening.
Re replaces Dr. Theresa Cox, who was recently named director of alternative learning programs at Wayne Middle/High Academy. He has 22 years teaching, school administrative experience and is a past principal at Norwayne Middle School.
A graduate of East Carolina University, Re holds a bachelor's degree in middle school education and a master's degree in school administration.
"Mr. Re has been providing administrative support to this school for a number of months," said Dr. James Merrill, newly-minted interim superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools.
"He has come to understand the needs of this school and welcomes the opportunity to work with staff and students in this new role."
Mr. Re will transition to his new role July 1.