Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Crystal Howard

Welcome to Clyde Erwin Elementary Magnet School!  Here at CEEM, we are a family.  We love our students, their families, and the partnership we have with our community to include Unity in the Community Outreach led by Pastor Sheats.  We are an International Baccalaureatte School with a focus on global learning and cultural arts.  We have a diverse staff who bring experience to our students from many countries to include Jamaica, Colombia, and Costa Rica.  Students learn the ten IB attitudes and we invite our families to learn these and use them at home.  We believe they give our students the foundation they need to be well-rounded, in the classroom and in their community. 

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Doctor of Educational Leadership from UNCW.  

My professional experiences in Onslow County include my service as the principal of Silverdale Elementary from 2017-2020, assistant principal at Swansboro Middle School from 2013-2017, teacher and reading specialist at Queens Creek Elementary from 2003-2013.  I also taught in Carteret County for two years before moving to Onslow County.  I currently teach a graduate course in the education department for UNCW as well.

My husband and I have two daughters.  They're both nurses at CarolinaEast in New Bern.  I grew up in the small town of Stacy (Down East) and love eastern North Carolina.  I've lived in Stella for the past 17 years and am looking forward to working with you this year.


Leading joyfully,

Crystal Howard