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President
Shannon Greer

Shannon Greer has been serving on the GWA school board since May of 2010.  Her board responsibilities, aside from serving as the board chair, include serving on the Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee and the Board Development Committee. She is serving a one year term and her background check is complete. Shannon received a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and taught in the Nebo and Tintic School Districts before moving with her family to St George. She is a mentor/trainer for the UAPCS organization and teaches for the Seminary and Institute program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Shannon chose GWA for its academically focused curriculum, which included Art, Music Computers and PE, the highly qualified and consistently trained faculty and staff,  full-day Kindergarten and the Character Education program.

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CFO
Kevin Peterson

Kevin Peterson joined the School Board in 2019.  His board responsibilities include serving on the Finance Committee, Benefits Committee, LANDS Trust Committee, Campus Management Committee and will take over the Board CFO responsibilities in January of 2022.  He is serving a 3 year term and his background check is complete.  He earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from DSU and is a Utah State Licensed Real Estate Agent and a Utah State Licensed Appraiser. Kevin has 3 students and chose GWA for its full-day Kindergarten program.

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Secretary
Jaycee Rogers

Jaycee Rogers joined the School Board in July of 2021.  Her board responsibilities include serving on the Outreach Committee and serving as the board Secretary. She is serving a 3 year term and her background check is complete. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from DSU and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University.  Jaycee is a former teacher at GWA and currently owns and operates Bright Beginnings Preschool.

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Board Member
Holly Myers

Holly Myers joined the School Board in July of 2018.  Her responsibilities include Chair of Community Outreach Committee, member of Technology Committee, and member of Benefits Committee. She is serving her second 3 year term and her background check is complete.  Holly earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from UNLV. She worked in management for Target Corporation, which prepared her for ownership in Chapel of the Flowers, a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip. As an entrepreneur my responsibilities ranged from finances and accounting, to marketing and PR, to making flowers for wedding bouquets. However, being a service based business averaging 50-70 employees at any given time, my largest focus was on human resources, hiring, training, and motivating. In 2014 she moved to St George with her family and now works in real estate and property management. Holly has 4 daughters who have attended GWA, they chose GWA for its academic focus as well as its focus on music, art, physical fitness, and social emotional skills. She is excited to see how well balanced the program is.

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BOARD MEMBER
Casey Unrein

Casey Unrein joined the School Board in July 2021.  His board responsibilities include Finance Committee, Policy Committee, Benefits Committee and Board Development Committee. He is serving a 3 year term and his background check is complete.  His background is in accounting, finance and management, he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics for Business Management and a MBA  from IE Business School. He owns and manages ByAnnie.com an ecommerce and B2B company that sells sewing patterns and supplies. Casey is a father of one GWA student, he chose GWA for its great reputation, full-time kindergarten program, academic focus and its location.

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BOARD MEMBER
Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart joined the School Board in March of 2021.  Her board responsibilities include serving on the Outreach Committee, Policy Committee and Technology Committee. She is serving a 3 year term and her background check is complete.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from BYU-Idaho and a Masters degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. Rachel has taught music and is currently an Academic Advisor at Dixie State University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outside with her family. She has 4 students and chose GWA because she wanted her children to learn to work hard and be challenged in an academically challenging environment which provides support for a holistic learning experience.

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BOARD MEMBER
Shauna Mahoney

Shauna Mahoney joined the School Board in June of 2021. Her board responsibilities include Outreach Committee, LANDS Trust Committee, and Technology Committee.  She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree and currently handles marketing for a firm in California.  Shauna has one GWA student at GWA.

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BOARD MEMBER
April Paxton

April Paxton joined the School Board in June 2019. She is the liaison between the PTO and the board of directors. She also serves on the Policies Committee and Health and Wellness Committee. She serves a one year term and her background check is complete.   April is a mom of 2 boys that have attended GWA since 2016. April is a former collegiate basketball player who loves anything to do with sports and staying active. She worked in retail management and retail loss prevention management for 10 years. She and her husband are now in financial services. She chose GWA for the ability to be involved with the school. Most students believe April works there since they see her in the school often. She spends a lot of time helping out with the kids at lunch time. She also chose GWA for the high level of academic achievement the school provides. She believes that a strong elementary education can kick start the rest of a child’s life. GWA holds the bar for standards and student focused leadership high.

GWA Board Meeting Schedule 2021-2022

July 22, 2021    
7:30 p.m. 
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August 26, 2021    
5:00 p.m. **Board Retreat
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September 23, 2021    
7:30 p.m. 
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October 28, 2021    
7:30 p.m. 
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November 11, 2021   
7:30 p.m. 
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December 9, 2021   
7:30 p.m. 
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January 27, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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February 24, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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March 24, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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April 28, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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May 19, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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June 23, 2022   
7:30 p.m. 
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GWA Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes and packets

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