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New Brentwood School Superintendent Makes $150,000, Drives 2000 Honda

Both the new superintendent and the assistant superintendent make less than the same positions last year.

District is saving a bit of money on salaries for its highest-level administrators this year.

New Superintendent of Schools for Brentwood, David Faulkner, is making $150,000 this year. That's compared to Dr. Charles Penberthy's salary of $218,160 when he left the position. Faulkner started the job on July 1.

New assistant superintendent Dr. Joan Oakley's salary is $134,000. When Faulkner was assistant last year his salary was $137,746.

Faulkner said salaries trend with both the position and the years of experience.

He said for Oakley's, the Cooperating School District provides a comparisson of salaries in the county, and they set her salary based on that.

Faulkner said in spite of his increase in income, he still drives a 2000 Honda Accord with a 107,000 miles on it.

"It's the same 2000 Accord I had eight years ago, and it's been paid off (almost) since I've had it," he said. "I hate debt and I hate everything about it. I'm not going to do it to myself and I'm not going to do it to my district if I can help it."

Also, "I do not have a Mercedes," he said.

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