From The Principal


As the principal of Laurel Elementary for the past 7 years it has been my privilege to lead an  amazing group of dedicated teachers and support staff to serve the students of Laurel. 

Laurel currently serves a diverse student populations of over 500 of Oakland's best and brightest.  In our work we emphasize the importance of building close, caring relationship with our students in an environment that is safe and supportive.   Our goal is to help each and every one of them to thrive and reach their fullest potential. 

We do this work in partnership with our students' parents and caregivers and with the support of the larger Laurel community.  We encourage parents and the community to get involved by seeking out volunteer opportunities and by participating in our school Parent Teachers Association.

If you ever have a question or concern please reach out to any one of our amazing front office assistants by calling 510-531-6868 or you can email me directly at  



John Stangl