Phone: (910) 346-1778 (ext 25003)
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Education - Administration & Supervision from University of Phoenix Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum & Instruction from University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education (K-6) from UNC - Wilmington
Mrs. Cathy Dalimonte
I began my teaching career in 1991 as an elementary teacher in a psychiatric hospital and held various roles during the nine years I was employed. In 2000, I pursued public education in the Onslow County School System, and became an EC teacher at Jacksonville Commons Middle School. With my license and passion linked to the elementary level, I pursued an opening at Clyde Erwin Elementary. where I grew as a teacher in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, and found another passion of mine - global integration of the NC Standards Course of Study and global collaborations. In my final years at Clyde Erwin, my love of science and all things global came together as I became their K-5 STEM teacher. During my time at Clyde Erwin, I was named the school's Teacher of the Year two times, with the last time, leading to being a semi-finalist for Onslow County's Teacher of the Year Award. I truly believe my work at CEEM, to include helping make it a magnet school of international studies and cultural arts, prepared me for my first Assistant Principalship at Queens Creek Elementary. I was honored to be part of this school becoming a NC Green School of Excellence, the first rural NC Solar School in the Southeast Region, and an AVID Elementary Showcase School, as well as being named the 2016-2017 Onslow County STEM Administrator of Year. After four years at QCE, I was moved to Carolina Forest International Elementary as one of its Assistant Principals, where meaningful learning through a global lens was evident in every classroom. I continue to be inspired by the staff, students and community at CFIE and am proud to be an Eagle, where we have once again been named a NC Model Global-Ready School!
I was born in West Virginia, but have lived many places, including Okinawa, Japan, because I am the child of a career Marine. I moved to Jacksonville in my junior year of high school and graduated with honors from Jacksonville High School in 1986. In 1988, I married the love of my life, David. In 2005, we were blessed with a daughter, who has graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts & Film Studies. In my spare time, I like to read, research (esp. my family history), and spend quality time with family.