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Principal's Message

Hello Parents and Families of Charles Sumner Elementary:


My name is Lisa Marie Owens and I am thrilled to join the staff at Charles Sumner as the Assistant Principal, along side Mr. Budd who is our principal.   I grew up in West Scranton and am very excited to be here.  I am very passionate about my position and have been in education for over 20 years. I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a safe, rigorous, engaging, and high-quality elementary experience. As the parent of two children, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. I am a parent before I am a principal and welcome discussions to best serve your child while they are attending Charles Sumner.


 My academic background includes a Masters Degree in the Art of Education and Educational Leadership from Marywood College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Communication.  I currently am an adjunct professor at Marywood University and have taught a variety of courses there for over 12 years. 


I look forward to meeting all of you! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your childs educational journey.

If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to call me at 570-348-3688 or email me at [email protected]

Thank You,


Lisa Marie Owens

Assistant Principal

Charles Sumner Elementary School