Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amber Laurence


I was born and raised here in Onslow County, a graduate of Southwest Onslow. Currently, I am starting year 18. I taught Social Studies and AVID at Hunters Creek Middle School from August 2006-June 2015. Then I accepted the Assistant Principal Position at Jacksonville Commons Middle School, where I was there from August 2015-June 2021. This past year, I have served as Assistant Principal at White Oak High School from July 2021-June 2023. After much thought, I believe I need a slower change of pace. So I have returned to the classroom, and the Head Cheerleading Coach!



  • Master of School Administration
  • East Carolina University


  • Bachelor of Arts – History
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke


  • High School
    • Southwest Onslow High School



Certifications and Licenses


  • Standard Professional II- Principal (Grades K-12)
  • Standard Professional II- Curriculum Instructional Specialist
  • Standard Professional II- Middle Grade Social Studies (6-9)
  • Beginning Teacher Coordinator
  • Testing Coordinator
  • Mentor Training Certificate
  • Effective Teacher Training Certificate
  • AVID Elective/Tutorial Trained