Sarasota Military Academy Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, tuition-free, public charter school operating in Sarasota County, the Sarasota Military Academy has a governing board of directors comprised of community members who volunteer and share their time, talents, and resources. These professional and experienced men and women guide and steward the mission, vision, philosophy, and resources of the Academy.


Thank you Chairman Herb Jones

for 20 years of

dedication and compassion to SMA! 


SMA Board of Directors Special Meeting

July 1st, 2021, 9:00am

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 1, 2021.  This meeting will be conducted in person in the high school campus conference room and live-streamed for guests wishing to attend remotely.  Register here to watch online. 


The item on the agenda is to approve the 2021-2022 Mental Health Assistance Allocation Plan and Youth Mental Health Awareness Training Plan.  


The public may submit comments or questions through the webinar application. Speakers wishing to address the board may indicate their intent at the beginning of the meeting when requested and be allowed to speak for 3 minutes during the “Hearing of Citizens” portion of the meeting. Public guest speakers are responsible for configuring their microphone settings and will be brought into the meeting after being acknowledged by the chairman. Public guest speakers will not be visible to the audience.


SMA Board of Directors

2021-22 Meeting Schedule



SMA Board Members

Thomas J. McElheny, EdD

Chair of the SMA Board of Directors

Warren P. Hudson

Vice Chair / Acting Treasurer of the SMA Board of Directors

COL (Ret) Benjamin M. Knisely

Secretary of the SMA Board of Directors

F. Steven Herb

SMA Board Member

Linda Long

SMA Board Member

Dr. Brian Crupi

SMA Board Member

LT COL (Ret) Scott Lempe

SMA Board Member

Pete Skokos

SMA Board Member

LT COL (Ret) Tessa Suplee

SMA Board Member

Cynthia West

SMA Board Member

SMA Board News


SMA Board Minutes

Read Ahead Documents

SMA Financial Statements