Principal's Welcome



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joycelyn L. Thompson Cassidy

Welcome to White Oak High School!

I am a local "born and raised" resident of Onslow County and the White Oak District.  I graduated from WOHS (1982) and acquired my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from UNC-W.  I began my teaching career at Hunters Creek Middles in 1995.  I spent 12 years in the classroom while working on my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from ECU.  From 2007 to 2011, I served as Assistant Principal at Swansboro High School and in 2011, I returned to HCMS and served as Principal until 2018.  I continued my middle school journey as the principal of Southwest Middle school from 2018-2021.  I am happy to be returning to my home district and look forward to serving as principal of the best high school in the district (Go Vikings)!  The wonderful diversity of the WO district is a characteristic of the specialness of this community.  I look forward to being a part of developing the educational foundation and the preparation that goes into developing young minds and young leaders.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.  I look forward to an exciting year.