Phone: (910) 939-0475
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Joe Sarrero
I grew up in New York and relocated to Onslow County via the United States Marine Corps. I am married with three grown children. In 1995, I began working at Southwest Middle School teaching mathematics.
After fifteen years I stepped out of the classroom to be an Instructional Coach for Onslow County Schools. People would always ask me if I miss the classroom because I have always had a passion to teach. Being an Instructional Coach gave me a bigger classroom as I had been afforded the opportunity to reach nearly every school in the County helping teachers in Elementary, Middle and High School. However, to get my teaching “fix” I started working as a math instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College on Tuesday & Thursday nights and tutoring in their lab on Monday evening. After five as an Instructional Coach I returned back to the classroom and was fortunate to secure a position back at Southwest Middle.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education from East Carolina University and I am certified through Barton College to teach the Academically and Intellectually Gifted.
I have been blessed to have been the recipient of the Onslow County Teacher of the Year Award, serve as the Project Based Math Coach as well as a local trainer for the Southern Regional Education Boards’ Math Design Collaborative.
Aside from teaching, I also coach wrestling, chess, and am a longstanding member of the Quality Council.