Phone: 910-353-4443


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Education, Educational Specialist, Doctor of Education

Dr. Gail Pylant, Principal

I am a native of Onslow County. I am an alumni of Jacksonville High School.  I am the proud Principal of Hunters Creek Elementary STEM School and there is absolutely no place I would rather be!

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Master of Arts, an Educational Specialist degree, and a Doctor of Education from East Carolina University. My professional experiences include my service as the principal at Northwoods Magnet School, principal at Jacksonville Commons Middle School, principal at Carolina Forest Elementary which I opened in 2004, principal at Silverdale Elementary, assistant principal at Jacksonville High School, and assistant principal at Southwest Elementary. I also taught at Bell Fork Elementary for six years.   

My husband and I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I am excited to be at Hunters Creek Elementary and I am looking forward to working together to achieve many great things for our students and community. Go “Gators”