Meet Dr. Powell

Phone: 980-343-6076


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Dr. Sharrone L. Powell

Greetings Oakdale families,

On behalf of the administrative team and the entire Oakdale staff, we would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year where students will be ELEVATED towards academic greatness. 

I am very excited about beginning this school year as the proud principal of Oakdale Elementary.  My goal this year is to NAVIGATE a clear flight plan for our students by providing rigorous instruction, supporting their social emotional needs and supplying an abundance of support for our teachers and staff along with a strong collaboration from our community partners. I will continue to brand our school throughout the city of Charlotte as being one of the best elementary schools in the district.     

At Oakdale we plan to TAKE FLIGHT with a strong focus on academic success and building lasting relationships. Now that our COVID protocols have lessened, it is my pleasure to welcome parents, families and volunteers back into the building.  Our students need support through Reading Buddies, Lunch Buddies, Mentorships and Extra-curriculum coaches.  Please sign up as a volunteer through the CMS website and contact our front office to become an Oakdale volunteer.  We need YOU!

We invite all families and friends of Oakdale to follow us on social media at Oakdalees_The Oak on Facebook, OakdaleES_TheOak on Instragram and @OTheOak on Twitter.  We will share important school news, school events and showcase the awesome things our students are engaged in via these platforms as well as our school website and through our parent communication portal, Parent Square.  If you are not signed up for Parent Square, please stop by the front office and someone will help you get registered.

Again, I welcome you to a TOP FLIGHT year at Oakdale and encourage you and your family to join us aboard Flight 1825 as we take our students to HIGHER HEIGHTS. 


Forever Soaring High,

Dr. Sharrone L. Powell