Phone: 910.455.1105


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Amanda West

Greetings Southwest Colts Community!

I am extremely honored to serve as principal at Southwest Middle School.  Although I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I have served in Onslow County Schools for my entire educational career.  When I am not at school, I can be found watching the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates play in their respective seasons.  I am proud to call Onslow my home and feel blessed to serve the Southwest students, families, staff, and community.  As principal, I strive to ensure the success of all students, so please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.



  • 2020: East Carolina University- Project i4 Educational Leadership MicroCredential
  • 2008-2009: University of North Carolina Wilmington- School Administration Add-On Licensure
  • 2002-2004: California University of Pennsylvania- Master's of Education Secondary Guidance
  • 1998-2002: The Pennsylvania State University- Bachelor of Science BioBehavioral Health



  • 2023- Present: Southwest Middle School- Prinicipal
  • 2021-2023: Northside High School- Assistant Principal
  • 2017-2021: Trexler Middle School- Assistant Principal
  • 2011-2017: Trexler Middle School- School Counselor
  • 2004-2011: Dixon Middle School- School Counselor