• Hampton Roads Academy
Dear Alumni Community,

After eight wonderful years serving as HRA's Alumni & Events Coordinator, I am announcing my retirement in 2018. It has been a pleasure to connect with so many of you over the years and I truly appreciate all of the support you have given to HRA as donors, speakers, volunteers and event participants. I am proud to have been a part of the HRA community since 1968; first as a student and athlete, later as a parent and trustee, and finally as a member of the HRA faculty and staff. I look forward to continuing my association with HRA as a donor and volunteer and I encourage you to be engaged with your school. It's a great place!

Go Navigators!

My position is open to interested applicants.
Please forward a cover letter and resume to Mr. Peter Mertz,
Headmaster of HRA at pmertz@hra.org
Click here for a detailed job description.
Feel free to contact me with questions at dtanne@hra.org or

Sincerely, Debbie Griffin Tanner `70
Welcome, HRA Alumni!

Meet the Staff

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  • Deborah (Griffin) Tanner '70 

    Alumni Relations and Event Coordinator

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Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Serve as a Class Agent

    • Promote friendship and connection to HRA among former classmates
    • Support the Annual Fund through a personal gift and by encouraging alumni support through classmates and friends
    • Attend meetings and alumni phonathons
    • Help plan reunions
    • Collect and submit news for the Navigator class notes
    • Assist Advancement office with maintaining current contact information for class
    • Manage a class Facebook group page and other social media
  • Serve as a member of the Alumni Council

    • Attend three to four meetings a year
    • Support the Annual Fund through a personal gift and by encouraging alumni support through classmates and friends
    • Assist with Homecoming events and all-alumni reunions
    • Organize the alumni soccer game
    • Organize the alumni basketball game
    • Assist with school events (see below)
  • Volunteer at school events

    • Volunteer for a fundraising event (golf tournament, gala, etc.)
    • Volunteer in a classroom
    • Speak to students about your career
    • Offer an HRA student a summer internship
    • Serve as a Trustee of the school (appointed position)
    • Present awards at the Memorial Awards Assembly
    • Attend the Senior transition breakfast to help welcome the newest alumni to the group

School Information

739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
P: (757) 884-9100  |  F: (757) 884-9137
HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.