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Mr. Quan Stewart named Principal of The COAST

At Tuesday's Brunswick County Board of Education June Committee Meeting, Mr. Quan Stewart was approved as the new principal of The COAST!
Mr. Stewart has been a public school educator since 2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris College in Sumter, SC in 2007 and his Master of Arts in Education, Administration, and Supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2020.
He entered the profession as a lateral entry teacher at Shallotte Middle School, where he taught sixth-grade Social Studies. At the end of his first year, he was recognized by the school as the Rookie Teacher of the Year for Shallotte Middle School. He was also awarded the district’s Rookie Teacher of the Year. Mr. Stewart continued to receive recognitions and honors for his teaching practices as evidenced by being featured in the StarNews as one of the “12 to Watch in 2015”, “where the StarNews focuses on noteworthy people who might be high achievers” in 2015. He was also featured in an NCDPI Youtube profile for using SchoolNet to improve instruction. In 2017, the Historical Society of North Carolina honored Mr. Stewart with the Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina History Award.
As a classroom teacher, Mr. Stewart’s educational experience spans middle, high, and alternative school settings. This experience led him into administration, serving as the Dean of Students and later as Assistant Principal at North Brunswick High School.
Mr. Stewart’s experience is not limited to public education. He has worked in private industry as a safety coordinator for a large manufacturing company in South Carolina, customer service manager in Brunswick County, NC, as senior pastor of two churches in Brunswick County, NC, and as the Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
When asked about his new role, Mr. Stewart stated, “I am honored to be leading this incredible school. Working together with the COAST staff, we will provide students the supports they need to be career and college ready by closing gaps in opportunities for our students. This will take us working together with local businesses that seek to employ our students, colleges that seek to enroll our students, military branches that seek to enlist our students, and parents who seek only the best for our students. Together, we can create pathways for tomorrow.”