Early Childhood Faculty
All lead teachers, including PreK teachers, are degreed and certified or pending certification. Many faculty members also hold Masters Degrees.
PreK3 Lead Teacher
Kristina Fleming is beginning her second year at St. Stephen's. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas in French and Spanish and previously taught at Leander and Austin school districts for 4 years. She then home schooled her children until she joined SSES. She is fluent in French and has lived in France, and enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening and chickens! Her favorite thing about our school is that it is a “welcoming and beautiful place for learning and growth.”
“Better to be without logic than without feeling.” -Charlotte Bronte
PreK4 Lead Teacher
Robin Weeks was named Wimberley’s Teacher of the Year in 2017 and is beginning her 6th year at SSES! She grew up in Wimberley and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She stays busy crafting, camping, playing softball and is preparing her daughter to start high school this year. Her favorite thing about St. Stephen's is the loving, family environment.
PreK4 Teaching Assistant
Debbie Boxley has been a faculty member since 1990 and is the School’s institutional memory. She supports PreK and our Lower School grades with a focus on Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
"I demand a lot of respect and am a disciplinarian, but in a very loving manner! I want the children to love learning and want to come to school. Learning should always be fun!"
Lower School Faculty
This is Haley Thibodeaux’s 9th year at SSES and 12th teaching. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Early Childhood Education. She loves to act and sing as a performer as well as photography and swimming. Her favorite part about teaching at SSES is “that we treat each other with kindness and love.”
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
Tracey Dugger is beginning her 6th year at SSES, making that a total of 19 years teaching. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. In 1999, she was Teacher of the Year while at Pasadena ISD and 2012-2013 at Humble ISD. She began college at 16 years old and loves that SSES is a “great place to foster a love for learning and discovery” in children. A favorite quote is “Mistakes are proof you are trying.”
We will be sharing information about Mrs. McClain with you soon!
Yvonne Lewis has been teaching since 2003 and joined SSES in 2015. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Texas State University. Before becoming a teacher, she was the Assistant Director for Sylvan Learning center. She enjoys the “peaceful atmosphere, loving teachers and incredible students at SSES.” In her free time, she loves going to the beach, taking evening walks around her neighborhood, and spending time with her family. A favorite quote is “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”
3rd-6th Multi-Age Math and Science
Kay Urbina joins our teaching team for the 2018-2019 school year. She has 17 years experience with students from 1st-12th grade, primarily in private and state chartered schools. In addition to content courses, she is Limited English Proficiency and Special Education Certified. Kay received her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and attended the Masters of Education program at Texas State University. She has lived in Wimberley since 2001. Kay cherishes time with her family, and in her spare time can be found in the barn playing with her horses. Mrs. Kay's goal with students is to ignite their lifelong passion for learning, and she believes "it is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Ginger Laughlin-Chiles began teaching in public schools in 1985 after graduating from Houston Baptist University with a degree in elementary education. After 30 years of public school teaching, Ginger has joined the staff of St. Stephen's. She and her husband, Jim, along with their furry friends have come home to Wimberley where they can enjoy their three daughters and many grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, sewing and painting. A quote she instills in her students is "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
Music/Kindergarten Assistant/Chapel Coordinator/Spiritual Formation & Growth
Anne Jones is starting her 10th year at SSES and 18th overall. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Music is from The University of Texas and her Kodaly Certification from Texas State University. She loves to cook, is a black belt in karate and believes that “If you can speak, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” She likes that at SSES “We’re family!”
This is Leslie Williams’ third year at SSES after spending 31 years in public education, primarily with Wimberley ISD. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Texas State University. She enjoys travel and recently went museum hopping in Amsterdam and France and especially liked the impressionist artwork at the d’Orsay Museum in France. She loves that at SSES the “teachers, administrators, staff, and parents work together to provide a positive, loving, and kind environment for students to learn” and “the variety of special celebrations.” A favorite scripture is: Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Coach Davis is beginning her first year at St. Stephen's. She grew up in Allen, Texas. While attending college, she began working within the education system as the Site Coordinator for the after school program of the Allen ISD. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Traci enjoys a very active lifestyle with her three children. Her hobbies include exercising, softball, repurposing furniture, reading and being outdoors.
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord shine His light upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you His peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Additional Education Facilitators
PreK 3 Teaching Assistant and Extended Care Coordinator
Paola Collins is beginning her third year at SSES. She studied applied science and enjoys painting and going to the beach with her family. She is a mother, fire wife, personal trainer, chef, and artist. Her varied interests and artistic abilities make her a perfect fit for extended care! She is happy to be at SSES because “Everyone is SO NICE!” A favorite quote is “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are your seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.”
Will Webber: Head of School
This is Will Webber’s first year as Head of School at St. Stephen’s. He holds a BA with Honors in History and Government from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) and a Master’s in Education from Trinity University in San Antonio. He served as Principal in Hays CISD at Negley Elementary for eight years in San Antonio’s In-District Charter School, and Bonham Academy for five years, and as a middle school teacher for fourteen years..
Vickie Johnson: Office Manager
Vickie Johnson has been at St. Stephen’s since January 2013. Vickie has served in numerous roles in various business settings during her career and brings a servant’s heart to this position—which includes bookkeeping duties and overseeing the Health Room.
Brad McClusky: Facilities Director
Brad McClusky joined St. Stephen's in 2016 following a career in the security systems industry. Brad oversees the facility and grounds.
Board of Trustees
Tom Bowman: Chairman
The Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus: Rector
Kristen Schmidt: Vice Chairman
Andrew Sudderth: Treasurer
Phil Muth: Vestry Representative
Andrew Wallendorf: Vestry Representative
Marsha Acock: Head of School
Edmond Moreland: Chancellor
Church Vestry Members
Patrick Cox: Sr. Warden
David Reynolds: Jr. Warden
Carroll Wilson: Clerk