Our Assistant Principal

Chuck O'Neal

My name is Chuck O’Neal and I am super excited to be the assistant principal at Beaufort Elementary.  I am completing my 22nd year in education this year and I am super excited to be part of the Seadog family. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in math from UNC-Wilmington in 2001, I began my education career teaching 3rd grade in Rockingham County and coaching middle school soccer and volleyball.  After teaching 3rd grade for 7 years, gaining math certifications in 6-9, and 9-12 and a Master's in Math education, I moved to Rockingham County High School in 2008 to teach math and coach varsity soccer and volleyball for 5 years.

In the summer of 2013, I moved my family to Carteret County, taught math at East Carteret High School and received a Master's in school administration until 2017. In 2017, to have experience at all levels, I moved to Beaufort Middle School to teach 8th-grade math, Math 1, and build their soccer program. Not knowing my stay there would be so short, but in January 2018, I accepted a position at West Carteret High School as an Assistant Principal.  I was the assistant principal at WCHS for 5 years. 

In 2023, the opportunity came for me to come back to my roots.  To serve our students, staff, families, and community members in the role of assistant principal is a gift and I am enjoying serving you alongside Mrs. Wood.