• Oak Tree Mission

    Motivation + Dedication = Successful Learners & Brilliant Leaders

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    Stand Tall and S.O.A.R. High

    Oak Tree Vision 

    Oak Tree is a student-centered school that has adopted the practice of a growth mindset. Learning is at the core of everything that we do. All stakeholders focus on deeper learning and creating programs to address the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Oak Tree takes an innovative approach to intervention and adjusts teaching to the ever-changing needs of students. Oak Tree is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) school, and we believe that this approach creates a culture of critical thinkers and model/productive citizens.

Phone: 480-632-4785


Degrees and Certifications:

Dale Lunt, Principal

Mr. Lunt received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Dale then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Mr. Lunt truly believes that motivation and dedication on the part of families and the school results in a community of successful learners.  This partnership is helping to build brilliant leaders. Additionally, he believes that establishing community partners is essential to enriching the community experience at Oak Tree Elementary. Under Mr. Lunt's leadership, the campus has received a “B” letter grade from the Arizona Department of Education for academics. Additionally, in 2017 and 2023, Oak Tree was awarded the Arizona A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation.

Born in Willcox, Arizona, Mr. Lunt is an Arizona native.  He and his family have lived in Gilbert for over 30 years. During his free time, Dale enjoys reading, spending time with his wife, Suzanne, their children, and grandchildren, serving in the community, and supporting ASU athletics.



Degrees and Certifications:

Jenn Laserna, Dean of Students

I am excited to be an Eagle this year and be part of this wonderful community here at Oak Tree. Furthermore, I look forward to working closely with all of you. This is my twentieth year in education and my eighth year with Gilbert Public Schools.  

I started my teaching career in Maryland, as a special educator, working with children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Then became a classroom teacher a few years later, teaching first, third, and fourth graders. For the last four years, I was a math specialist, working with students from kindergarten through sixth grade with math. As an educator, I believe that we must work together to support the emotional, social, and academic well-being of each child.

Parental and community involvement is key to engaging our students in the learning process and supporting them in becoming productive, caring citizens. As part of the Oak Tree team, I will work alongside Mr. Lunt and this staff to always do what is best for students.

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