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Charlotte Maddox

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M.Ed. Educational Leadership,
M.Ed. Elementary Education,
Administrative Certification,
Cheyney University


B.A. Psychology,
West Virginia University

Charlotte Maddox

Principal, Lewis Elkin Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I serve as a principal because I believe in the freedom that accompanies a quality education. I became a Neubauer Fellow to grow in my capacity for transformational leadership and align with leaders committed to addressing the systemic oppression affecting the children and families I serve.”

Charlotte has served as the principal of Lewis Elkin Elementary School since 2017. Under her leadership, Lewis Elkin Elementary School achieved an 18% increase of K-1st grade students on target on the AIMSwebb Assessment, a 52% increase on standardized assessments on the 2018 School Progress Report (SPR) and a 10% increase in the number of students attending school 95% or better of scheduled time.


Charlotte has been an educator since 2000.  Prior to becoming a principal, Charlotte served in social work, transitioning into education as a literacy intern, then as a teacher, and a dean. Charlotte sits on the School District of Philadelphia’s Opioid Task Force.  Charlotte grew up in the Bronx, NY.

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