Board of Directors

Gig Harbor Academy is an independent school governed by a Board of Directors comprised of current and past parents of Gig Harbor Academy students and community members who volunteer their time and expertise. The Board of Directors meets regularly to provide strategic insight and planning that ensures sustainability and ongoing development of Gig Harbor Academy's educational programs.

Tanya Starke

Homer Smith, President
Homer Smith has been a member of The Gig Harbor Academy community for the past four years. What started as a search for a full day Prekindergarten program quickly evolved into a greater commitment as his family fell in love with GHA’s teaching philosophies and the campus’ natural setting. As a part of that commitment to GHA, Homer joined the Board of Directors in 2017, focusing on the financial health of the school in his role as Treasurer.

Since joining the GHA community, Homer has developed a passion for education and has seen first-hand how a school that is focused on critical thinking and character building can positively impact the children it educates.  Homer believes GHA is unique in its ability to focus on each individual child. The school helps children understand how to find their own passion for learning, while teaching them important life skills that will help them while they are at GHA and into the future. Each student’s success is a testament to the exceptional group of teachers, specialist and staff who every day!

Homer is the owner/founder of Hearthstone Wealth Management in downtown Gig Harbor.  He and his wife Val live with their two daughters who both are both enrolled at GHA.




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