Phone: 910-347-1056


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington 1995 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education K-6th with a concentration in Psychology Reading Certification K-12th 2009 East Carolina University 2018 Masters in School Administration, Curriculum and Instruction Administration and Supervision License 2018

Mrs. Donna Chadwick

Welcome to Jacksonville Commons Elementary! I am delighted to be the assistant principal at the most amazing school in Onslow County! Our staff thrives to meet the needs of our students. We are currently training our entire staff in AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination. While our goal is to academically challenge our students, we also hope to develop life-long learners.

I began my teaching career in 1995 as a first grade teacher at Morton Elementary. I transferred to Jacksonville Commons Elementary School in 1996, where I taught first grade for three years.  I became a stay- at- home mom after our first daughter was born.  I returned to the classroom part time in 2004, as a 3rd grade reading teacher at Swansboro Elementary. I also taught 3rd-5th grade reading and was the Title 1 Parent Liaison part-time in 2008-2009 at Swansboro Elementary.  I worked as the Reading Specialist at Swansboro Elementary for eight years prior to becoming the assistant principal at JCE.  I am delighted to be working at Jacksonville Commons Elementary as the assistant principal! I am honored to be Onslow County School's Assistant Principal of the Year for 2020-2021! I am a Data Teams Trainer for Onslow County Schools, a member of the Literacy Taskforce, AVID trained, UNCW Site Coordinator, JCE's Test Coordinator, and Onslow County's 2019-2019 Literacy Administrator of the Year. 

I am happily married with two daughters. Our oldest daughter is a Morehead Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill studying Administration and Policy with a minor in business and a concentration in Statistics. Our youngest daughter is a Goodnight Scholar at North Carolina State University majoring in Biochemistry. They are both very active in their schools and enjoy traveling in the summer. My husband and I enjoy walking our dogs, Singer, Murphy and Forrest as well as visiting with our family and friends.