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Dr.  Helen  Gross
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Principal's Bio


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It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the principal of Swansboro Middle School.  I am thrilled to call myself a Swansboro Middle School Pirate! My educational background includes an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Argosy University, a Master Certificate in School Counseling from East Carolina University, a Master of School Administration and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  

My professional experiences in Onslow County include my service as the principal at Carolina Forest International Elementary from 2009-2016, assistant principal at Bell Fork Elementary from 2005-2006, and as a guidance counselor at Southwest Middle School from 2002-2005.  I also served as the Director of the Army Community Services in Netherlands from 2006-2009. 

My husband and I have 4 children ages 25, 20, 18 and 17.  We love eastern North Carolina and consider ourselves blessed to be part of the Swansboro community.