by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Are three associate superintendents enough? Not for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education!
Tracy Weeks, former executive director of the N.C. Virtual Public School, is the state’s newest associate superintendent, joining fellow associate superintendents Rebecca Garland, Martez Hill, and Philip Price. Last month, Weeks received an $11,000 raise to bring her annual salary to $121,000.
Rebecca Garland ($153,824) and Philip Price ($143,483) are the two highest paid employees at DPI, while Martez Hill ($118,126) is the low associate superintendent on the totem pole, so to speak.
Governor McCrory’s annual salary is $141,265. Lt. Governor Forest receives $124,676 a year.