Phone: (910) 347-1717


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music - Music Education from UNCG Masters in Educational Leadership from HPU Ed.D in Educational Leadership from ECU (in progress)

Mr. Carl Cruthis

Welcome to Blue Creek Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year! 

I am excited to join the Blue Creek Community this year, it is good to be back in the Southwest area! Please let me introduce myself to you, I am Carl Cruthis, principal at Blue Creek Elementary School. I have served in education for sixteen years, eight as a middle school band director in Greensboro, NC, six as assistant principal at Southwest High School, and the last two years, I have served as principal at Northwoods Park Middle School. I have three children who attend Dixon Middle School and Coastal Elementary and a lovely wife who has served in education as a 1st grade teacher.

As we prepare for the new year, I encourage you to do the following in preparation:

We are building this year's theme around the song A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman. This theme carries many meanings, however, the one that we are focusing on is building A Million Dreams for our Broncos about their future and what school can be. Some of the strategies we will use to build the Dreams of our Broncos are:

  • Introduce Houses and Leadership Opportunities - More details to come, it's gonna be GREAT!
  • Updating areas of the building and courtyard - We need as much help as we can get to make this happen! Please see below on how you can help!
  • Provide supports for our Broncos in the areas of literacy and mathematics. - I will have a parent session during open house to provide you details on how we are increasing instructional support for your student.

As you can tell, I have A Million Dreams for the 2023-2024 school year, and I want you to be part of the greatest school in Onslow County! Be sure to connect with our PTO at their Facebook Page, or reach out at

I can't wait to see our Broncos, but until then, enjoy summer break and rest up!

Best regards,

Carl Cruthis, Principal

"The Conductor of an orchestra doesn't make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful."

~Benjamin Zander