A private school here in the East has named a new headmaster.
Peter Cowen will take over Arendell Parrott Academy next July 1st. Cowen is currently interim headmaster at Kent School in Chesterfield, Maryland.
Former headmaster Steve Mazingo abruptly stepped down from the Kinston school last year. Interim headmaster Hugh Pollock will continue until Cowen's arrival next year.
Cowen's prior experience included five years as headmaster at Pingree School in Massachusetts and twelve years at Westchester Academy in High Point.
The private school has 737 students this year, the highest enrollment in the school's history.