Our Administrative Team


Phone: (910)864-3442 ext.703


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Mrs. Suzanne Owen

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our Cliffdale community for their amazing support as we all walked through the invasion of Covid-19. As soon as the governor closed our public schools in March of 2020, our parents rallied together and supported their children and our school family. Like none other, our fierce All-Star families stood behind our students and assisted in teaching alongside our faculty as we navigated the “new normal” together.  In March of 2021, we returned to the building and began our face-to-face instruction.  Our students did not just survive the pandemic, they thrived!

Our teachers, assistants, and coaches have worked very hard to bring a high level of instruction to each of our All-Stars.  The hardship of remote learning is over, parents!  For the 2021-2022 school year, parents will move from being their children’s teachers to being powerful advocates, volunteers, and partners at Cliffdale Elementary. This year, face-to-face instruction is happening, and with safety as our first goal, we’ll strive to educate children academically and socially in an equitable manner.

If I can help you in any way, please call me at 910-864-3442 or email me at suzanneowen@ccs.k12.nc.us. It is my sincere promise to make sure every All-Star family has everything they need to thrive.  I encourage our parents to frequently visit our webpage and follow our social media for up-to-date and accurate information. Keep your DOJO notifications on, because I communicate through DOJO daily. I send out many parent telephone voicemail messages, so please make sure you are opted-in to ParentLink with text, email, and voicemail. I am very blessed to be the principal of Cliffdale Elementary School. Serving our community is more rewarding than mere words can say. 

We are going to have a fabulous year!  Working together, we can do everything! 

Empowering children for life-long success,

Suzanne Owen

Assistant Principal

Phone: (910)864-3442


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Mr. Charlie E. Davis

I am excited to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of Cliffdale Elementary School! It is an honor to join this outstanding school community. I am eager to work alongside you as we begin “The Great Comeback”.

I am a passionate educator on a mission to unlock the promise of each student to become a leader in academic excellence, civic engagement, and community service. I believe that with a high-quality education, students can acquire the skills and dispositions needed to pursue their Big Dreams. Over the past thirteen years, I have served as an elementary classroom teacher, school testing coordinator, and digital learning specialist. A Wayne County native, I am joining the Westover community after having taught in Wayne, Wilson, and Lenoir counties. I am a 2019 recipient of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Scholarship, and I recently received a Master of School Administration degree through North Carolina State University’s Principal Preparation Program.

Serving as your Assistant Principal is an incredible opportunity to contribute my leadership talents to the Cumberland Commitment to ensure that every student graduates are confident in their worth and potential, competitive in our global world, and ready for a career, ready for college, and ready for life. As a school leader, my goal is to cultivate a learner-focused environment that fosters creativity, compassion, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.

While there is still uncertainty related to the ongoing pandemic, I am certain that this year, the All Stars of Cliffdale Elementary School will SHINE brighter than ever. I cannot wait to meet each of you. Together we will defy expectations!

Building community and cultivating academic excellence,
Charlie E. Davis

 Honored uncle of 13 nieces and nephews
 Favorite colors: red and green
 Manchester United fútbol ⚽ fan
 Current Davis Family laser tag champion
 N.C. Principal Fellows Scholarship Recipient
 N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholarship Recipient
 B.S. Elementary Education: UNC-Pembroke
 Master of Public Administration: Post University
 Master of School Administration: NC State



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