Uluwehi Laurita-Urata

Name: Uluwehi Laurita-Urata

Campus: Bassetti Elementary School

Title: Parent Coordinator

Years with AISD: 3 years

Where are You From?: Honolulu, Hawaii

What Schools Did You Attend?  

  • Elementary: Waipahu Elementary School
  • Middle School: Central Intermediate School
  • High School: Radford High School
  • College:Kapiolani Community College

Tell Us About Your Family: My family and I moved to Abilene, Texas in February 2016. It was the best decision for our family! My husband and I have 4 children, all of which attend an AISD school.

Dream Vacation Spot and Why?: My dream vacation would be a trip home to Hawai’i, to visit with family and close friends and of course to soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches.

What Do You Enjoy Away From Work: I enjoy spending time with my family.

Tell Us Something Interesting About You: Helping others is totally my jam. Since my arrival in Abilene, I’ve helped to develop a local non-profit to help families in need. And, I’ve also helped to establish a PTO at my campus and raised $19,000 towards Playground Improvements in the 2 years I was involved.

What Is Your Favorite Part of Your Job: My favorite part about my job is the incredible students on our campus. They inspire me to do better for them every day.

What Bassetti Elementary principal Cecelia Zertuche says: Mrs. Urata is passionate about working with students and their families on a daily basis here at Bassetti. She works hard at establishing positive relationships with families, students, and staff and it shines through in her enthusiasm and her love for school. Mrs. Urata is always eager to help where she can and brings a warm and inviting energy to the front office. We are blessed to have her as part of our Bassetti family.