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Principal's Message

Laurelwood learners are leaders and Laurelwood leaders are learners!


On behalf of the Laurelwood staff, welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  It is truly a privilege and an honor to serve as principal in Santa Clara Unified School District. Laurelwood School has an outstanding reputation thanks to the excellent teaching staff, classified teams and involved parents.  I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful program.  As I begin my third year at Laurelood and reflect on our successes, I would like to share a few thoughts.  


I had the opportunity to get to know over 700 students each year for the past two years. Our fabulous Parent Teacher Association sponsors Starting Arts and Art with Mrs. V through donations from parents just like you!  Additionally, committed parents support students who pan for gold during the fourth grade CA History Day, churn butter with our fifth graders during Colonial Day, attend field trips such as the Kindergarten visit to the local theatre, second grade trip to the farm and third grade visit to the planetarium.  Please consider ways you can get involved at Laurelwood by volunteering in the classroom, sponsoring art programs, attending field trips and joining PTA!
As an active principal, I take every opportunity to serve during playground duty, assist during drop off and pick up, and attend all special events, because I believe that's the best way to build community.  Living and working in "Birdland" (as our local community is called) is an absolute pleasure.  I can support walk and roll days by walking to work, and encourage your family to ride bikes or walk to school.  
Laurelwood School is enrolled with enthusiastic students who are ready to learn, supportive families actively involved in their children's education, and a dedicated, professional staff committed to providing our students a high quality education in a nurturing environment.  
Please feel free to contact any of us at Laurelwood if you would like more information. I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with the staff and community to continue the Laurelwood tradition of excellence!

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Dr. Lori A. Rogers, Laurelwood Principal


Mr. Fuller, Assistant Principal

 Mr. Paul Fuller is Laurelwood's Assistant Principal. Mr. Fuller has served SCUSD for over a decade in positions ranging from Elementary Physical Education Teacher to High School Math Teacher to District level Math Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) to Principal of Summer School. Mr. Fuller's background in mathematics is a great support to us as we implement newly adopted math curriculum. Mr. Fuller is very active in school activities, supporting Student Council, 5th Grade Flag Football, After School Coding, lunchtime activities, and implementation of technology. He brings our campus to life!

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