By Dupé Aleru|June 23, 2011|10:43 a.m.
Laurie Okum, a Marriage and Family Therapist, is no stranger to the Beverly Hills community or the PTA Board for Beverly Vista School. As last year’s PTA President, one can agree that Okum will excel as the upcoming school year’s EVP.
Okum, who lives in Beverly Hills with her husband (Beverly alum) and three children, decided seven years ago that she wanted to be a part of her children’s educational experience and accepted her first board position.
In the last seven years, Okum has held numerous positions such as: BV Pride (two years), president (two years), secretary, site council (three years), in addition to executive board for BHEF (two years).
“I think it’s very important that we all contribute for all the kids,” said Okum, who has tried along with her board colleagues to involve the school community by administering social nights. “Community involvement is so important for our kids, teachers and school spirit,” Okum continued.
With the generosity and support from families, BV was able to upgrade its computer lab.
“The PTA works really hard with the staff and the teachers to make sure that their classrooms needs are met. What the district can’t cover we augment and supplement,” said Okum.
“I look forward to new projects and continued support from our community.”