Our People

Our People

From student to staff, parent to peer group, donor to director—every single person involved with Archway is absolutely vital to our collective success, and to the culture of gratitude, humor, hope, and love that inspires real trust and real transformation.

We could not be more proud of our community, and we invite you to connect with the wonderful individuals and organizations who keep us moving forward each day.

Student Life

Archway students are brilliant and sensitive, fearless and funny as hell. They are our future. And if we expect them to succeed—they will.

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The Big Texas Rally for Recovery is a NATIONAL rally this year. It will be held from September 17-19, 2020 online. Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections from around the nation virtual event.

We want to hear from young and old, families, individuals and groups. Everyone is encouraged to participate by submitting a FREE 15-second video that tells your story. Submission deadline – Saturday, August 15th.

To learn more about the rally and to submit your video go to https://bigtexasrallyforrecovery.org/video-submission/

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Archway Academy Executive Director, Sasha Coles, along with alumni father and son duo, Mitchell and Sebastian are guests this week on the @positiverecoverycenters (PRC) podcast. ⠀

Episode 3 of the new PRC podcast explores the benefits of Archway Academy and how families can support each other through addiction and recovery. ⠀

The guest discuss the depths of addiction and recovery through the lens of adolescence and parenthood. Mitchell shares his experiences as a father and Sebastian shares his personal experiences as a teen struggling with a substance use disorder and what it's like to find recovery at a young age. ⠀

Other topics covered in this episode include:⠀

* Dealing with addiction and recovery as a parent⠀
* The importance of an Alternative peer group (APG) ⠀
* Blending education and recovery as an option for ⠀
adolescents. ⠀
* Learning how to control your own environment⠀
* Supporting loved ones through their own decisions⠀
* Handling the fear behind adolescent recovery⠀
* Coping with loss and trauma at a young age⠀
* Uncovering shame, denial,and guilt ⠀

You can download the Positive Recovery MD Podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast or Spotify.⠀

We hope you'll tune in. To learn more about Archway Academy please visit our website at https://buff.ly/2NVB7Gi To learn more about Positive Recovery Centers visit their website at https://buff.ly/2DkuzOk ⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #prcmd #podcast #podcasts
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Join us tonight, July 7th, for the second installment in our series on Parenting. The presentation will run from 6:00 PM to 7:00 CST. Register at https://buff.ly/3e7vqyy⠀
We look forward to having you join us. ⠀

Finding a Middle Path: Dealing with Control & Compromise Issues⠀

As parents, it can be hard to know when to draw the line and if you are being too strict or too loose when it comes to parenting your teen. This session will explore the issues of control and compromise through expert-led discussions as well as an experiential learning component from our art therapist. No prior art skills are necessary!⠀

Attendees will learn about: the difference between normal teenage struggles and issues of clinical concern that may require professional help; a new perspective on the role of control in the parent/teen relationship; creative ways to explore those roles at home; and practical strategies for approaching topics like house rules effectively and with confidence.⠀

This series is made possible by our partnership with Skyland Trail and Fusion Academy⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #parentingseries #partnership #educationalseries
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Reminder to join us this Thursday, July 9th for a Virtual Lunch and Learn - 12 PM to 1:15 PM (CST) - CEU's available⠀

Jamie McKibben, Owner of @LifeGivingLife "The Recovery Project" and Michael Lohan will be presenting on adolescent substance use disorder and the role of alternative peer groups (APG) and other services available for teens and their families. ⠀

CEU is sponsored by @SymetriaRecovery ⠀

We look forward to having you join us.⠀

Registration link is in our bio.⠀

#lifegivingliferecovery #lifegivinglife #symetriarecovery #virtuallunchandlearn #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #RecoveryHighSchool #SoberHighSchool #Houston #Htownproud
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Happy July 4th

We wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday weekend

#WeAreArchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #happyjuly4th #july4th
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We love our faculty and staff. 💙⠀

Archway is a close-knit group of teachers, recovery experts, and students working in tandem to create a welcoming campus that not only physically challenges our students to remain sober, but stretches their expectations socially, spiritually, intellectually, and academically.⠀

One way we do this is by having an incredible teaching staff who have expertise in a diversity of subjects and talents.⠀
Meet Mrs. Tara Hrozek. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas with a major in Biology (Pre-med track) and a minor in Spanish. While at Southwestern, she played on the soccer team and was on the swim team as well. Most of her current free time is spent with her husband as they prepare to welcome their first child in November 2020!! (We are so excited for them.)⠀

Mrs. Hrozek teaches Algebra I, Geometry, Algebraic Reasoning, and Spanish at Archway. This upcoming year will be her 4th year at Archway, but her 6th year teaching overall. Before coming to Archway, she taught for 2 years at Kempner High School in Fort Bend. While at Kempner, she taught Algebra I, Geometry, and Geometry Pre-AP, and coached the girls’ JV soccer and freshmen volleyball teams.⠀

Thoughts on Archway:⠀
“I truly love teaching and am especially grateful that I get the opportunity to teach at Archway. I enjoy getting to be a part of a school culture that supports the students’ recovery and inspires them to reach their full potential. My goal is to make as much of a difference in my students’ lives as they do in mine.”💙⠀

We are so grateful to have Mrs. Hrozek at Archway. ⠀

We appreciate you Tara and the work you do. ⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #Weloveourteachers #Staffspotlight
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Some want it. Some wish it. Some make it happen! ⠀

93% of Archway graduates made it happen this year by being accepted into a university or college. We applaud our students, teachers, and parents for this incredible statistic.⠀

Graduating high school can seem unattainable for teens and families in the throes in substance misuse. ⠀

Archway, and other sober high schools around the nation, play a critical role in making the unattainable, attainable. We do this by providing educational and therapeutic support to students with treated substance use disorders who are at risk for school failure or dropout and substance use relapse. ⠀

Graduating high school AND being sober is momentous. But graduating high school, being sober AND attending college is epoch-making! ⠀

To learn more about Archway visit our website. The link is in our bio. To learn more about sober schools around the nation visit @ars_recovery ⠀

#recoveryschools #associationofrecoveryschools #highereducation #collegebound #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #93percent
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Sign up today for our July 9th Virtual Lunch and Learn with Jamie McKibben owner of @LiveGivingLife Counseling and @michaellohan. The presentation will focus on adolescent substance use disorder and the role of alternative peer groups (APG) and other services available for teens and their families. ⠀

Start time is 12 Noon and runs to 1:15 PM - Thursday, July 9th.⠀

CEU is sponsored by @symetriarecovery . THANK YOU @themonicagarciaguinessey and @blksigmabro Peter Mott for partnering with us to provide the training certificate for this event.⠀

We look forward to having you join us. Link to registration is in our bio. ⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #lunchandlearn #zoom #zoommeeting #addiction #ceu #onlinetraining #adolescents #substanceusedisorder #teenaddiction #houstonrecoveryschool #adolescentrecoveryleaders
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At Archway Academy we have layers of accountability and communication within school and across our students personal continuum of care.

We do this by working collaboratively with Alternative Peer Group (APG), counselors, family, and any other relevant parties supporting the emotional, social, mental, physical, academic, and spiritual development of our students.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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We love our faculty and staff. 💙⠀

Archway is a close-knit group of teachers, recovery experts, and students working in tandem to create a welcoming campus that not only physically challenges our students to remain sober, but stretches their expectations socially, spiritually, intellectually, and academically.⠀

One way we do this is by having an incredible teaching staff who have expertise in a diversity of subjects and talents.⠀

Meet Ms. Barbara Combs. She has been in education since 1991 and has been been a Support Teacher at Archway since 2016. "I became a teacher because I wanted to instill in others the importance of being lifelong learners."⠀

Ms. Combs graduated from Indiana University. She was born in, Gary, IN - the same city as Michael Jackson. And like Michael Jackson lyrics in Heal the World, Ms Combs makes Archway "a better place." She helps to heal our students academically and emotionally. ⠀

Thank you Ms.Combs for your continued dedication and service to Archway.⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Archway Academy is a blend of recovery support and education - so that students with substance use disorders and other mental health challenges can go to a school that respects and nurtures ALL parts of who they are as a teen - academic, social, emotional, spiritual.⠀

Instead of returning students to the same environments in which they’re most at risk for relapse—or where it’s nearly impossible to catch back up academically after treatment—Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Archway opened its door in 2003 to offer students and worried families in the throes of teenage substance use a viable option and support system for restoring their child's physical, mental, emotional, and academic health.⠀

Our mission is to provide a supportive and sober learning environment to meet the individual educational needs of adolescents in recovery.⠀

We love receiving testimonials like these from community members. They encourage and inspire us to continue doing what we do... Love fiercely. Offer unrelenting joy. Have faith. Trust the process. And help people uncover the best version of themselves.⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Keeping students sober and in class is our priority.
Some of the ways we work to achieve this is by loving them with unrelenting
joy and having faith in their ability to uncover the best version of themselves.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Instead of returning students to the same environments in which they’re most at risk for relapse—or where it’s nearly impossible to catch back up academically after treatment—Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Reminder to join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 18th for a Virtual Lunch and Learn - 12 Noon (CST) - CEU's available⠀

Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, Founder of @thepeaceofmindfoundation and Director of @McLeanOCDHouston will be presenting on OCD in Adolescents. ⠀

This presentation will provide an overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to provide education on how to identify OCD in adolescents and understand evidenced-based treatment. Participants will be able to define OCD, recognize symptoms, define treatment methods, and be able to understand how to access resources. This will cover how to provide appropriate accommodations for students and how to work with family members.⠀

Registeration link in bio.⠀

#OCD #adolescentOCD #peaceofmind #lunchandlearn
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We love our faculty and staff. 💙⠀

Archway is a close-knit group of teachers, recovery experts, and students working in tandem to create a welcoming campus that not only physically challenges our students to remain sober, but stretches their expectations socially, spiritually, intellectually, and academically. ⠀

One way we do this is by having an incredible teaching staff who have expertise in a diversity of subjects and talents.⠀

Meet Ms. Nancy Coles. She is the Archway Academy Lab Instructor at Memorial Hermann PARC - Prevention and Recovery Center​ . An adolescent residential substance abuse treatment center for which we provide schooling. ⠀

Before joining Archway, Ms. Coles worked for many years in Retail and as a Real Estate Agent. ⠀

Sharing life with her family, especially her incredible grandson Cole, reading, going to the movies, bike riding, and socializing with her friends are just a few of her interests and passions.⠀

"Teaching at Archway is my dream job. The best part for me is that it matters. I love learning along side with my students, interacting and discussing the subjects at hand, but the most rewarding and fulfilling of all, is that my students touch and change my life for the better and forever."⠀

To learn more about Archway visit our website at https://buff.ly/2NVB7Gi or call 713.328.0780⠀

#Weloveourteachers #teacherspotlight #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #HoustonRecoverySchool
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Archway Academy provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.⠀

We offer unrelenting joy and fierce love to our students and their families.⠀

We have faith that through our layers of accountability our students will uncover the best version of themselves.⠀

We are Archway Academy. Where Education Meets Recovery.⠀

To learn more visit https://buff.ly/2NVB7Gi or call 713.328.0780⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Archway opened its door in 2003 to offer students and worried families in the throes of teenage substance use a viable option and support system for restoring their child's physical, mental, emotional, and academic health.⠀

Our mission is to provide a supportive and sober learning environment to meet the individual educational needs of adolescents in recovery.⠀

We love receiving testimonials like these from parents. They encourage and inspire us to continue doing what we do... Love fiercely. Offer unrelenting joy. Have faith. Trust the process. And help people uncover the best version of themselves.⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #HoustonRecoverySchool
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Faculty

Marian Kennedy

Assistant Principal

Sonny Sanborn

Social Studies & Lead Teacher

Tara Brace

Math & Foreign Language

David Claunch

Math & Science

Nancy Coles

Computer Lab

Barbara Combs

Special Education

Ilma Khanbabi

Science

Lillian Li

Math

Chris Miller

English

Roland Parsons

Physical Education

Anthony Russ

Computer Lab

Staff

Sasha McLean, LMFT, LPC

Executive Director

Brad Deason

Director of Advancement

Jamie Edwards

Director of Community Relations

Sally Gulledge

Director of Administration

Lisa Lyerly, LCDC

Passageway Program Director

Brooke Hudson

Senior Development Consultant

Ben Irwin

Recovery Coach

Andrew Warren, LCDCI

Educational Specialist at the PaRC

Cryslin Ward, LCDCI

Lead Recovery Coach

Board of
Directors

Jeanine Baker

Scott Basinger

Chase Brice

Dale Burrus

Secretary

Joan Dunlap

John Flournoy

Michelle Fredricks

Anthony Fry

Vice President

Tracey Gerl

Hugh Gill

George Joseph

Chairman

Randy Lack

Lisa McDougald

Renee McNiel

President

John Putnam

Todd Richey

Sheree Speck

John Wallace

Alternative Peer Groups

Choosing the right APG for your family is an important decision. Watch the video below to learn more.

Watch APG Video

The following five organizations work closely with Archway Academy and understand our criteria for enrollment. They provide each student with the emotional and therapeutic support they need to be successful in school.

Beyond Your Best Counseling

936.900.8566
| www.beyondyourbestcounseling.com

Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP)

281.589.4602
| www.pdaphouston.org

Soldiers for Recovery

281-726-2378
| Contact: Darrel Sims

Teen and Family Services

713.464.3950
| teenandfamilyservices.org

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