Principal's Corner

  • A picture of our Principal Mrs. Laurie Strope

    I am extremely honored to serve as the Principal of Southwest Elementary School!  I am a product of the Onslow County School system as a graduate of Southwest High School. From the time I was old enough to play school as a little girl, I knew I wanted to be an educator.  After high school, I attended North Carolina State University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education.  Later, I obtained an administrative license from Western Carolina University. I served as the Principal of Richlands Elementary from 2016-2022 and am proud to be the Onslow County Schools Principal of the Year for 2021-2022.

    In addition to being passionate about education, I love being a mom to Jason and Reagan, going to the beach with my family, shopping and reading.