Laura Robell is the principal at Envision Academy, a charter high school in the Envision network in Oakland, CA. Laura has more than 15 years of teaching and leadership experience in the Bay Area. Previously, Laura was the Managing Director of Programs for New Leaders in the Bay Area. She was the principal of Elmhurst Community Prep (ECP), a middle school in Oakland Unified School District, for five years. Laura joined ECP as a founding administrator as the school converted from a large, comprehensive middle school into a small school and she helped lead the school to dramatic student achievement gains. Prior to becoming a principal, she taught English and journalism at San Lorenzo High School. Laura holds a Bachelors from Duke University and a Masters in education from Stanford.