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.

SMA Board of Directors Meeting

16 April 2024, 2:30 pm

High School Campus

801 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota 34236


For virtual attendance, register here. All public comments will be allowed at the end of the meeting. Questions can be shared with the board by typing in the question section and will be asked at the end during public comments.

SMA Board of Directors

2023-24 Meeting ScheduleSMA Charter ContractRevised Bylaws

Parent Liaison:

Brenda Canales



SMA Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas J. McElheny

Chair, Former Capt, USMC

Benjamin M. Knisely

Secretary, COL, USA (Ret)

Brent Bogart

Director, Former LT, USN

Erica Gregory

Vice Chair, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

Herb Jones

Chair Emeritus

Heather Koester

Director, SGT, USA Reserves

Carlos Moreira

Director, 1st Sgt, USMC Reservist

Jerry Neff

Director, BG (Ret)

Peter Skokos


Richard Swoope Jr.

Director, COL, USA (Ret)

Michael Tollerton

Director, Former CPT, USA

SMA Board Minutes

Read Ahead Documents