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About Superintendent Mat Bottoms


Mat Bottoms began his duties as superintendent of the Carteret County Public School System July 1, 2017. Mr. Bottoms had been serving as the school system’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction since May 2010. He also was overseeing the maintenance department.

Prior to that Mr. Bottoms served as principal of Croatan High School since the school opened in 1998 until 2010. He worked as an assistant principal at West Carteret High School from 1995-1998 and was the school’s band director from 1980-1995.

Mr. Bottoms is a native of Wilson, North Carolina. His wife is Gail Bottoms, who taught mathematics in the Carteret County Public School System for 30 years. Their two children Tyler and Hayden attended the Carteret County Public School System. Tyler and his wife Paige live in Greenville and Hayden and her husband Marcus live in Iowa.

Mr. Bottoms can be reached by calling 252-728-4583, ext. 1113 or by emailing superintendent@carteretk12.org.