Our Principal

Ms. Charlotte Straub
Principal of University Elementary at La Fiesta

Ms. Straub has served her entire teaching career in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to student achievement and served as a leader through many district initiatives. Her first teaching assignment was at Marguerite Hahn Elementary School where she taught kindergarten through third grade for eighteen years. Two years ago Charlotte moved to University Elementary School where she has been teaching grades first through third. She has successfully worked with staff and parents these past two years to further develop and refine the vision and mission of University Elementary School. Together they are building a strong community and positive school culture that welcomes persity and values hands-on experiential learning. Charlotte is committed to leading University Elementary School toward the goal of becoming an exemplary 21st Century Project Based Learning school.

Charlotte moved to Rohnert Park in 1985. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Charlotte has been and continues to be an active community member. Charlotte's daughters, Courtney and Michelle attended Cotati-Rohnert Park Schools from kindergarten through graduation.