Administration Mrs. Maria Ferro

    It is a great honor to be Assistant Principal at Laurel Oak Elementary. My family and I are originally from Westchester, New York. We moved to Naples in 2007 where I continued my teaching career. I have over 20 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through 5th grade. In 2019, I joined the Laurel Oak family as an administrator. My certifications include Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. In addition, I am endorsed in both reading and ESOL.

    I strongly believe in an open line of communication and value any questions or concerns you may have. Your child’s safety and well-being is ALWAYS our top priority at Laurel Oak Elementary. I look forward to working with all of our WONDERFUL students, staff, families and community members.

    Go LOE Dolphins!          

    ~Mrs. Maria Ferro

    Mrs.  Sara Johnessee

    It is with great excitement that I join the Laurel Oak Elementary community as an Assistant Principal.  My hometown is Buffalo, NY but my family and I moved to Naples in 2006. My career in education over the past 17 years has included being an elementary classroom teacher, ELL contact, math coach, and for the past four years I have been the Assistant Principal at VME.  As a parent and school leader, my priorities are student safety, academic success, and fostering family and school relationships.  I am looking forward to getting know all of our Laurel Oak students, families, and traditions.

    It’s going to be a great year LOE Dolphins!

    ~Mrs. Sara Johnessee