Principal Peter Van Tassel, known as "Mr. V.T.", was born and raised in
Oakland and attended Oakland public schools. He attended Pomona
College in Southern California and started his teaching career at Humphreys
Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles.
In 2003, he moved back to Oakland, working at Chavez Middle School
in Hayward. From 2006 to spring 2013, he served as Vice-Principal at
Westlake Middle school in Oakland. He joined the Cleveland community
in the summer of 2013.
In his free time, Mr. VT enjoys traveling, DJing, Oakland nationalism,
extreme cooking, and riding bicycles with his wife throughout the
beautiful city of Oakland. His travels have taken him to Cambodia,
Cuba, El Salvador, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Thailand, Viet Nam, and
Emeryville, but Oakland will always be home.
The best way to contact Mr. VT is by e-mail: