The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education re-elected Laurie Lieberman as Board President at its annual organization meeting, Dec. 10, 2015. The Board elected Ralph Mechur as Vice President.
The seven member board includes Dr. Jose Escarce, Maria Leon-Vazquez, Oscar de la Torre, Craig Foster and Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein.
The new officers assumed their positions immediately and will serve until the December 2016 organization meeting.
The Board also elected several members to represent SMMUSD on other committees. Dr. Tahvildaran-Jesswein was elected to serve as the representative to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA); Foster was elected to serve as a voting representative to the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization and Foster was nominated for the California School Board Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly.
“We are fortunate to have seven dedicated elected officials serving our community,” Superintendent Sandra Lyon said. “Ms. Lieberman and Mr. Mechur will provide excellent leadership this coming year as we embark on numerous initiatives including our equity review, technology installations and facility improvements.”