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Phone: 704-260-6111


Mrs. Elizabeth Foster, Principal

Welcome to Carl A. Furr Elementary School. I am excited to be a part of the Furr community and look forward to building relationships with students, staff, and the community while we work together to achieve student success. I began my career with Cabarrus County Schools in 2006. I served as an Exceptional Children's teacher previously at Concord Middle School and Hickory Ridge Middle School. I began my administrative career as an assistant principal at Central Cabarrus High School in 2014 and then transitioned to Rocky River Elementary in 2019. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and my master’s degree from Wingate University. I am originally from upstate New York and currently live in Midland with my husband, two boys, and sweet cat. I am looking forwarding to a wonderful school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there is something I can help with.


Headshot of Melanie Searl

Phone: 704-260-6112



Mrs. Melanie Searl, Assistant Principal

I am proud to be in my second year serving as Assistant Principal at Carl A. Furr Elementary School. Prior to joining Furr, I held the role of Assistant Principal at A.T. Allen Elementary. My educational journey includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from Buffalo State College, and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte, which I completed in May 2017.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, I now reside in Cabarrus County, with my husband, Frank, and our Collie-Labrador mix, Gus. Our family includes our eldest son, Collin, who recently graduated from UNC Charlotte and is now working in Uptown. Our middle son, Cameron, is expected to graduate from UNC Wilmington in May 2025, and our youngest, Brady, will begin his college journey at Coastal Carolina University this Fall.

In my role, I firmly believe in the potential of every student to learn, and I am dedicated to collaborating with teachers and families to create an environment conducive to learning. Beyond my professional responsibilities, I enjoy quality time with friends and family, exploring new destinations through travel, indulging in reading, and channeling my creativity into redecorating projects.


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Phone: 704-260-6113




Mrs. Tiffane Maltba, Assistant Principal

I have been a member of the Furr family for several years, where I contributed as an educator across various grade levels before assuming the role of Assistant Principal. My deep appreciation for our Furr community encompasses our students, families, and dedicated staff. Serving this community has been a profound privilege.

My educational background includes a BA in Education from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, and I earned a Masters in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University in May 2017. Originally from Montoursville, PA, I currently reside in Concord, NC with my husband and our daughter Carlee, who recently graduated from NC State. Our family also includes two dogs, Smitty and Teddy, both named in homage to former Carolina Panthers players.

Beyond my professional commitments, I cherish spending time with my family and friends, as well as enjoying walks outdoors.