Our People

Our People

From student to staff, parent to peer group, donor to directorโ€”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 succeedโ€”they will.

Follow Us

Mark your calendars now - one of our largest annual fundraising events is coming up in May! Visit our website to register today. ๐Ÿ“†โ›ณ

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Become an Archway #amazonsmile supporter by choosing Archway Academy as your charity when you shop.

Huge thank you to everyone who already has us as your charity of choice.

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Along with educational rigor, our students find care, compassion and respect in our classrooms. ๐Ÿซ

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Board Spotlight

Help us welcome new board member Renee Stewart.

Mrs. Stewart has over 15 yearsโ€™ experience as a human resources professional and is currently the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Yang Ming America Corporation. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an emphasis on Business Management.

Renee holds certifications as a Relationship Intelligence Specialist, Human Capital Strategist and Senior Human Resources Business Partner. In addition, she has been an entrepreneur for 8 years as the CEO/Owner of Renewed Home Solutions LLC, a real estate investment company.

Renee enjoys volunteering with organizations focused on the development of future leaders and also serves on the board of the Student Guidance Group.

We are thankful to our board members and all that they do to help us meet our mission of providing a supportive and sober learning environment to meet the individual educational needs of of adolescents in recovery.

#WeAreArchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #recoveryschools #recoveryschoolssavelives #weloveourboardmembers

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We treasure your generosity and are always happy to talk through any details or questions you may have. Learn more on our website or call 713-328-0780! ๐Ÿ˜€

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We truly appreciate such kind words! We're so happy to be a part of the solution and make a difference in our students' lives. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Join us on Wednesday, April 14th for the final session of our three-part FREE CEU series on adolescent substance use in partnership with @hazeldenbettyford

This session will take a closer look at Communication and Boundaries. It will identify constructive communication approaches and boundary-setting strategies for families.

To register visit www.archwayacademy.org/events

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In Mr. Miller's English class Juniors and Seniors spend six weeks writing college level research papers. They choose their own academically relevant topics. โ €
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Students follow the entire writing process of brainstorming, researching, outlining, writing a rough draft, revising, and editing. โ €
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94% of our graduates attend college after Archway. They attend schools like Baylor, the University of Texas, the University of Houston, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, St. Thomas, St. Edwards, Houston Baptist University, Houston Community College, Lonestar, and many other out-of-state universities.โ €
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Our students are hardworking, highly intelligent, and exhibit a remarkable degree of self-awareness and acuity that opens doors to equally remarkable futures.โ €
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#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #intheclassroom #covid19classroom #adolescentrecoveryleaders

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I Am Archway Because...

Something different is possible. Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either. Ths enables our students to grow into the best versions of themselves and be an example to others in recovery.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #teensinrecovery #recoveryschoolssavelives #RecoveryHighSchool #htx

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Our students' desks remain 6 feet apart to comply with social distancing guidelines. ๐Ÿ‘

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #covidprecautions

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#noomnoom ... the new snack machine is a big hit on campus!! ๐Ÿคฃ โ €
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Staff Spotlight ๐Ÿคฉ

We have the greatest faculty and staff EVER!!

This month's spotlight is Educational Specialist - Mr. Andrew Warren, LCDC โค๏ธ

Andrew is a 2010 alumni of Archway. Following Archway, Andrew attended Texas Tech University where he earned his B.S. in History and his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health from U of H Clear Lake. We are so proud of him!!!

Andrew is passionate about adolescent recovery. The impact it had on his own life was transformational. "The continuum of care in Houston for young people with substance use disorders saved my life. Residential treatment, an APG, Archway, and collegiate recovery helped mold me into the man I am today. Recovery gave me a boost in self-esteem and a network of support, a combination that allowed me to set and achieve goals greater than I ever thought possible. Working at Archway is a dream come true. It is work doesn't feel like work, and Sasha is the best boss ๐Ÿฅณ and professional role model ever! "

Three loves Andrew has outside of Archway and recovery are food, music ๐ŸŽผ, and basketball ๐Ÿ€ shoes.

Thank you Andrew for all that you do to make Archway a supportive and sober learning environment. Your experience as an alumni and a person in long term recovery makes you a vital member of our staff. Your work with our students enables us to provide a structured place where they can continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #RecoverySchoolsSaveLives #adolescentrecovery #recovery #teensinrecovery #recoveryschoolhtx #weloveourstaff

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Knowing they're supported can make a world of difference for our students. ๐Ÿ™Œ

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery

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Join us on Wednesday, April 7th for part two of our three-part series on adolescent substance use in partnership with @hazeldenbettyford

This session will take a closer look at Family Roles - Learn about unhealthy family roles that emerge when addiction sets in and ways to reestablish healthy roles.

To register visit www.archwayacademy.org/events

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We offer continuing education luncheons every third Thursday of the month. Please check our website to learn more or to register. ๐Ÿ’™

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #review #archwayacademyreview

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I Am Archway Because... โ €
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Something different is possible. Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either. Ths enables our students to grow into the best versions of themselves and be an example to others in recovery. โ €
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#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #teensinrecovery #recoveryschoolssavelives #RecoveryHighSchool #htx

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Grab your foursome and join us on the links for our Annual Archway Academy Golf Tournament. ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Putting green and lunch open at 11 AM. Tee -off at 12 Noon.

Register at www.archwayacademy.org/events

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Last call!!!

We are accepting gift cards, baskets, toys, candy, and summer clothing items for both the children and their mothers.

Busy but want to donate??? NOT A PROBLEM. We will do the shopping for you. Contact our personal shopper Lisa Lyerly-Kester at 713.939.7606 for details.

All donations can be dropped off at the Support Office between 8am and 3pm. Our campus is located at 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030

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Tonya Sanders-Woods


Marian Kennedy

Assistant Principal

David Claunch

Math & Science

Nancy Coles

Computer Lab

Barbara Combs

Special Education

Tara Hrozek

Math & Foreign Language

Ilma Khanbabi


Chris Miller


Mellody Moore-Brown


Roland Parsons

Physical Education

Anthony Russ

Computer Lab

Sonny Sanborn

Social Studies & Lead Teacher


Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC

Executive Director

Brad Deason

Director of Advancement

Jamie Edwards

Director of Community Relations

Tosha Felder



Sally Gulledge

Director of Administration

Brooke Hudson

Senior Development Consultant

Ben Irwin

Recovery Coach

Lisa Lyerly, LCDC

Program Manager at the PaRC & Recovery Support Specialist

Cryslin Ward, LCDCI

Lead Recovery Coach

Andrew Warren, LCDCI

Passageway Program Director & Recovery Support Specialist

Board of

Jeanine Baker

Scott Basinger

Chase Bice

Emilie Booth

Dale Burrus


Karla Hernandez DeCuir

Joan Dunlap

John Flournoy

Michelle Fredricks

Anthony Fry

Vice President

Tracey Gerl

James Clifton Gillock IV

Hugh Guill

George Joseph


Lisa McDougald

Renee McNiel


Ernest Patterson

John Putnam

Sheree Speck

Renee Stewart

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 four 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.

Adventure Learning Program

| www.alphouston.com

Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP)

| www.pdaphouston.org

Soldiers for Recovery

| Contact: Darrel Sims

Teen and Family Services

| teenandfamilyservices.org

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