By Jessa Glassman ’20
Schlom poses for a picture while she sits by her desk at her office. Credit: Jessa Glassman ’20
Marla Schlom rejoined the school community as an Advancement Administrator shortly after the start of the school year.
She previously worked at CalWest Educators Placement as the Operations Coordinator, and as a costume designer for television and movies before that. She also has been a dessert caterer and managed local café Sweet Butter.
Schlom was involved with the school board at her children’s elementary schools. She said she decided to take a job at the school because she loves the sense of home and togetherness.
“I have been very involved in the Harvard-Westlake community. I have two kids, my daughter [Emily Smith] was valedictorian in 2007 and my son [Hunter Spinks] graduated from here in 2009.” Schlom said.
Schlom now works in the Booth Administration building to process gifts and donations.
“Ms. Schlom is a welcome addition to the Office of Advancement and I couldn’t have asked for anyone more qualified for her position. Being a parent of two graduates, she is very familiar with the school. She’s happy to be back as an employee and I’m very happy to be working with her,” Senior Advancement Administrator Brenda Janowitz said.