Meet Naomi Winters

Ms. Winters is the Principal of Galena Interior Learning Academy. Originally from Colorado, she has been in education for 15 years. Naomi and her husband, Jake, GILA’s PE/Health teacher and basketball coach, are pleased to be celebrating their third year with us in Galena. 

From classroom teaching to special education experience, and school leadership certification, she brings a unique skillset and wealth of knowledge to our district’s leadership team. 


May 9, 2024

Dear GILA families, 

Fourth quarter is almost complete! We are in the final stretch of the 2023-24 school year. Students are preparing for finals and graduation, and eagerly anticipating returning home for the summer.

As always, we at GILA are thankful for the trust you place in us by sending your students to stay with us. We look forward to celebrating graduation with our seniors, and can’t wait to welcome new and returning students next August.

Returning student packets will be out to parents by May 31. Please watch for it in your email.

Also, help your student make their voice heard by responding to the student survey: We use the responses on this survey to improve both the residence life and school offerings for students.

Read more in our latest edition of the Hawk Highlights:


Naomi Winters
GILA Principal
(907) 531-2064 call or text