Newtonhill School will welcome newly appointed head teacher Jonathan Revell after the summer break.
Mr Revell, who is currently working as a Curriculum for Excellence Officer (Enterprise in Education) for Aberdeenshire Council, is due to take up his new post on August 20.
Newtonhill resident and councillor Ian Mollison said: “The primary school has an excellent reputation in the village. Parents will be depending on Mr Revell to continue the good work of retiring head teacher Linda Cruickshank. I have heard nothing but praise about Mr Revell and look forward to meeting him.”