Phone: 910-347-1202


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Master of Arts in Education Master in School Administration National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Melissa Bourgeois

Hello Dolphin Families!

I am Melissa Bourgeois, and I am thrilled to announce that I will be serving as the new Assistant Principal at Northwoods Park Middle School. The Park holds a special place in my heart as it is where my teaching journey began many years ago!

Let me share a little about myself, both personally and professionally. I grew up in Mississippi, and soon after marrying my husband, life took us to the beautiful shores of Hawaii. During our time in Hawaii, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University. In 2002, my husband received orders to Camp Lejeune, and we settled in the Richlands area. It was during this time that I rediscovered my childhood dream of becoming a teacher, and my career took a new path as a Career and Technical Education teacher at Northwoods Park Middle School. Since then, I had the privilege of working at Richlands High School and Northside High School, fostering ongoing professional growth and achieving my Master of Arts in Education, Master in School Administration, and National Board Certification.

My children are also proud products of Onslow County Schools, with my daughter graduating from Richlands High in 2016 and my son in 2023. The commitment to excellence that I witnessed as a parent further fuels my passion for ensuring a successful school year for all students.

Throughout my career, I've come to appreciate the incredible value of building strong relationships and fostering a positive school culture. As your Assistant Principal, I am dedicated to cultivating an environment where every individual feels valued, heard, and supported. Open communication, trust, and collaboration are the cornerstones of our success, and I am eager to work with each of you as we embark on the next school year together.

I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to create a thriving educational community. Together, we will pave the way for a bright future where ALL students can learn and flourish. Let's make the coming school year an incredible journey of growth and achievement!

See you soon!

Melissa Bourgeois, Assistant Principal