My goodness: The chief communications officer for the Wake County public school system, who resigned Friday, made $126,000 a year.
That's about 3 years salary for me in my last full-time newspaper job. It's three starting teacher jobs, with enough left over for a teacher's assistant.
It's $40,000 more than a high school principal with 34 years experience makes. It's double what teacher with a masters degree, national board certification and 20 years experience makes.