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Lori  Howard
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Principal's Bio


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From the moment I understood what school was, I wanted to be an educator.  My love for school was born from my parents and grandparents and the emphasis they placed on education.  They helped me to understand that education opens the doors of opportunity and that knowledge is the key to that opportunity.

My experience as an educator ranges from teaching 1st, 5th, 8th and 9th grades to being an administrator in the Onslow County School system for the previous 22 years.  I have found that as long as I am surrounded by children and caring professionals, I am happy.  I have been blessed to be more than happy in my present position as Clyde Erwin's principal for the past 13 years.

Preparing our children to be successful in this fast-paced, ever-changing world is my primary goal.  The world today offers an abundance of exciting opportunities and Clyde Erwin's mission is to prepare our students to access those opportunities.  Mother Teresa is one of my favorite leaders.  So, it is fitting that one of her quotes guides my daily work.  "Do no great things; only small things with great love."  These words are easy to live by when your daily work isn't work at all but rather a passion that finds every day as principal of Clyde Erwin a great day.