Degrees and Certifications:

Lou Caratelli

I was born and raised in Queens, NY (let’s go Mets!). I received my BS in Physical Education at Weber State University in Utah and discovered my passion for counseling teens while working at a residential treatment center for adolescents. I then moved to Seattle (let’s go Seahawks!) and worked for several years as Director of Teen Services for the YMCA before heading back to New York to continue my work for the Y there. I earned my Masters degree in School Counseling at Long Island University before moving down to North Carolina in 2012, starting my career in education at Southwest High School as their Testing Coordinator.

I live in Cedar Point with my beautiful wife- who teaches at Swansboro HS, daughter Tara - a senior at ECU, and son Andrew- a rising freshman at Swansboro. When I’m not at work, you can find me at the beach, on our boat, at ECU football games (let’s go Pirates!), or in the yard playing fetch with my 2 goldendoodles, Wilson and Charlie.

I’m excited to join the Northside HS family, and contribute to their tradition of excellence. Let’s go Monarchs!