Message from the Principal

Hello Malpass Corner Families,

My name is Avery E. Horrell. I am proud to be a part of the family here at Malpass Corner. I was born and raised in Wilmington. I graduated from Laney High School, attended Cape Fear Community College and UNCW for my Elementary Education and Administrative Master’s Degrees. I have had 13 years of experience in education, which I can hardly believe, where has the time gone! I began my career at Burgaw Elementary School as a fifth grade teacher. After my 4th year of teaching I decided to go back to school to pursue a Master’s in School Administration and a Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision add-on. I took the Assistant Principal position at Burgaw Elementary for two years. I then worked at South Topsail Elementary, Cape Fear Elementary and now Malpass Corner.

One of our major goals this year, as a school, is to build community and family involvement. We will have many exciting opportunities for you to volunteer or become a member of the PTO. If you would be interested, please call the school at 910-283-5889 or email me at With your support, we are looking forward to building a strong community school.

Please feel free to call, email or stop by Malpass anytime! We are here for you! I am looking forward to a great school year!

Thank you,

Avery E. Horrell