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Elke Olree

SMA-SFC, Counseling Office

I came to Sarasota in 1985 from Vernon New Jersey. I’m a proud Mom of two amazing young men and especially proud to be the wife of an amazing man, Deputy Brian Olree with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Arm Safety Coach here at SMA! 

I first came to the SMA family as a parent back in 2004, when the first of my two sons and now substitute at SMA, Kyle began here. During that time I became very active with the Parent Teacher Cadet Council here on campus, aka “PTCC”, first as their secretary and eventually graduating into the role of President for four years until my youngest graduated in 2011.

At the end of 2012, while working as a Hearing Tech Specialist on newborns at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and doing private duty home health care on the side, I was blessed with the opportunity to come back to SMA as their
Administrative Assistant for the Head of School and Assistant Heads of School in the main office. This literally was a blessing to me because I had truly missed working with all these kids, their families and this amazing staff.

This year I was once again blessed with a move to Administrative Assistant of our Counseling Department, where I am able to work closely with these amazing Cadets whom I’ve come to love as my own along with their great group of counselors these kids are truly blessed to have.  Not only am I now closely involved in the education field I’ve always admired, but as a Military Academy, I am also able to work closely with our Military branches, their recruiters, as well as the many Veterans I’ve gotten to meet through SMA and Operation Second Chance, which is a group my husband, “Coach” Olree and I head up here on campus.  OSC allows us to give back to the many who’ve given so much of themselves for us and now need a little back in return.  I am truly honored to be part of this SMA family!

Phone: 941. 926. 1700