Hello, my name is Charlotte Clubb and I am the Principal of Candler Elementary! Before coming to Candler, I was the Principal of another Buncombe County School and an Assistant Principal at three other schools, with two being elementary and one high school. Needless to say, I have been around for a while. I am a product of Buncombe County Schools, graduating from Enka High School, and in fact, was once a student at Candler Elementary School. Who knew that I would grow up to one day become the Principal! My roots run deep in the Enka community!

I am a graduate of Western Carolina University! I hold a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in School Administration, all from WCU!

In 2016, I lead a full-scale evacuation for my elementary school. Since then, I have been involved in supporting the other county schools who are chosen to do the full-scale evacuation drills. I feel that safety is the most important aspect of my job and was engrained in me by my father since as long as I can remember.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any issues or concerns. Also know that I am always happy to show off our beautiful campus and will happily give you a tour if you are looking for a new school to call home!


Hello, my name is Penny Caldwell and I am the Assistant Principal of Candler Elementary! I am split between Candler Elementary and Leicester Elementary. I am a compassionate, professional, educator and leader with twenty-eight years of experience in the educational arena. I am a graduate of Western Carolina University and have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Reading with a Post Master’s Certificate in Administration. I have taught grades 1-5, served as a reading specialist and have directed several remediation and enrichment programs,. As an administrator, I will work to ensure that all Candler Elementary School students strive for academic “Excellence”, and become productive citizens in the community.