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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/Board Member/Audit Committee Member
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/Board Member
Shaunna 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
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/Audit Committee Member
Casey Unrein

Casey Unrein joined the School Board in July 2021.  His board responsibilities include Finance Committee, Policy 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
Amanda Mortenson

Amanda Mortenson has been serving on the Board of Directors since July of 2022. Her board responsibilities are to serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the PTO and is a member of the Health and Wellness committee and the Policies Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from BYU. She worked in the mental health field for over 6 years focused on addiction recovery and supporting the families of those struggling with an addiction. She has 2 children that attend George Washington Academy. She and her husband chose George Washington Academy for their focus on social-emotional learning, excellent academic performance, all-day Kindergarten, and focus on patriotism.

 

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BOARD Clerk
Deborah Odenwalder

Deborah Odenwalder has been serving as GWA’s Board Clerk since April of 2023. Her responsibilities include the administrative duties as they apply toward the board meeting documentation and meeting minutes. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse. She has worked in administrative roles for varying fields and currently works as a Contract & Grant Analyst for the State of Utah. Deborah is the mother of one GWA student. She and her husband chose GWA for its reputation, academic excellence and its leadership focus.

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BOARD MEMBER
Brady Pearce

Brady Pearce grew up in St. George and attended Pine View High School, DSU, and served in the US Air Force in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq from 2000-2006. Brady has always felt deeply attached to the St. George area. His family ties to Washington County date back to the 1860's when his 4th great grandfather, Major John D. L. Pearce, who Fort Pearce is named after, protected settlers as a cavalry officer during the Black Hawk War. After a severe parachuting injury, Brady returned to St. George and pursued a career in real estate. He currently holds a Utah Real Estate Broker license and has worked as a Sales Manager, Principal Broker/Owner, and Project Manager. Currently, Brady leads the Southern Utah Division for Perry Homes as their Division Manager and is also the Branch Broker for Perry Realty in Southern Utah. Brady's amazing wife has been a teacher for over 15 years in the Washington County School District. They have two kids, including a fifth grader and a future kindergarten student at GWA. They chose GWA because of the academic focus, amazing teachers and staff, and unbeatable culture GWA offers students. As a school board member, Brady brings a unique blend of leadership, life experiences, community legacy, and dedication to the success of this generation of students.  

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BOARD MEMBER
Laura Pressley

Laura Pressley joined the School Board in November of 2023. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. She has worked as an attorney, professor, and public relations professional and served on various community oversight committees and advisory boards. She has three children currently attending GWA. Her family chose GWA for the quality of the teachers, engagement of the principal and administrators, and academic rigor of the school. She appreciates the high expectations and commitment to success from the entire GWA community.

GWA Board Meeting Schedule 2023-2024

July 27, 2023      
Board Retreat starts at 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriot St. George                  185 S 1470 E, St. George UT

August 24, 2023      
7:30 p.m.
George Washington Academy

September 28, 2023      
7:30 p.m.
George Washington Academy

October 26, 2023      
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

November 16, 2023   
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

January 25, 2024     
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

February 22, 2024     
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

March 28, 2024
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

April 25, 2024     
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

May 16, 2024     
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

June 27, 2024     
7:30 p.m. 
George Washington Academy

GWA Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes and packets