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Dr. Lori Roger is Laurelwood Elementary School’s Principal.

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Laurelwood Elementary, a California Distinguished School!   On behalf of our teachers and staff, we are delighted to have you join us.  Laurelwood is a wonderful community school situated in “Birdland” and including residents of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Cupertino.

We believe in educating the “whole child” with attention to both social/emotional development, academic outcomes and inclusion of visual and performing arts (funded by your generous donations to PTA).  During the 2019-20 school year, our staff will focus on four goals outlined in the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

·         Goal 1:  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

·         Goal 2:  English language development for English learners

·         Goal 3:  Positive School Climate

·         Goal 4:  Narrative Writing

SPSA goals are updated annually and determined by our school leadership team (SLT) along with approval from School Site Council (SSC) comprised of 50% parents and 50% staff.  Site council members for 2019-20 include staff:  Principal: Dr. Lori Rogers, Teacher: David De Anda, Teacher: Tia Keeth, Teacher: Ryann Mazzuco, Classified: Wendy Johnson and Parent/Chairperson:  Bonnie Lieberman, Parent: Reemu Mehta, ELAC Parent: Kiranmayee V., Parent:  Mary Ciccotto, Parent: Kristy Gradwohl.

Our Board of Trustees recently hired Dr. Stella Kemp as the new Superintendent for our Santa Clara Unified School District.  Dr. Kemp begins July 1, 2019.  Furthermore, the Board has approved a bond funded series of projects some of which will be completed over the summer and some in 2022.

·         New fencing and roof work

·         Kindergarten play structure

·         Primary play structure

·         Upper grade play structure

·         New school at the former Patrick Henry site on Dunford X Teal (Projected to open 2022)


I am beginning my fifth year as principal of Laurelwood and my 34th year in elementary education.  I am an Arizona native and spent 29 years working in Southern California public schools prior to joining SCUSD.  I have served as a teacher of first through sixth grades, a middle school reading specialist, a district level language arts coordinator, a vice principal and an elementary school principal (for ten years).  I’m honored to serve a few more years at Laurelwood Elementary and I look forward to meeting you and your child.

Please get involved by joining our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) headed by President:  Mary Klenk.  Other opportunities to get involved include: Project Cornerstone, School Site Council, Field Trip Volunteer, and so on.  Thank you for trusting us to educate your child.  It is our privilege to do so!


Dr. Lori Rogers, Principal

Dr. Lori A. Rogers, Laurelwood Principal

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!

Assisstant Principal Paul Fuller
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