Phone: 9104552211


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (June, 2011) Masters of Supervision and Administration, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, (May, 2003) Bachelor of Science in Science Education- Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (May, 1997)

Dr. Christopher Barnes

As the Chief Academic Officer, I am the lead administrator for Instructional Services.   As the district's CAO, I supervise two executive directors, Dr. Mark Bulris (Elementary Services) and Mr. Will Laine (Secondary Services) and a division of educators dedicated to serving the children of Onslow County.  I also serve as the Interim Director of Exceptional Children Services, commonly known as “the EC Department.”   I will hold this temporary designation until a director is named. 

For assistance with any EC matters, I recommend first contacting your school's EC teacher, coach or principal.  If you need central office assistance, the Exceptional Services Office Support Staff can help direct you. EC operations are managed by our EC administrators, Mrs. Misty Williams (910-455-2211, ext. 71234, ) and Miss Colleen Larkin (910-455-2211, ext. 71235,  My administrative assistant, Angela Brown, can be reached at 910-455-2211 ext. 71200.