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Dr.  Crystal  Howard
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Principal's Bio

Principal's Corner

It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the principal of Silverdale Elementary.  I am excited to join the Silverdale Lighthouse Leaders family! My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Elementary Education/School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Doctorate of Educational Leadership from UNCW.  

My professional experiences in Onslow County include my service as the assistant principal at Swansboro Middle School from 2013-2017, teacher and reading specialist at Queens Creek Elementary from 2003-2013.  I also taught in Carteret County for two years before moving to Onslow County.  I currently teach a graduate course in the education department for UNCW as well.

My husband and I have two daughters.  The oldest is a nurse at CarolinaEast and the youngest is in college studying to become a nurse.  I grew up in the small town of Stacy (Down East) and love eastern North Carolina.  I've lived in Stella for the past 13 years and am looking forward to joining your school community.


Leading joyfully,

Crystal Howard