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.

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RSVP NOW for our inaugural Archway Academy Alumni Event on 6.25.21 at 6 PM

Dinner provided by @islandgrillhouston
Dessert provided by @kicpops

Music ๐ŸŽถ Games ๐Ÿ Food ๐ŸŒฏ Alumni Guest Speaker ๐Ÿ—ฃ @keepinitchill & Meeting

What's not to love... mark your calendars now and join us. RSVP via IG messenger.

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Our faculty challenges our students to the work we know they're capable of. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

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

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Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 12 Noon to hear Dr. Ally Sequeira of the @mcleanocdhouston This presentation offers a FREE CEU and is for professionals, family members, and others who work with teens.

Presentation objectives:

๐Ÿ”นLearn about OCD and its different presentations (i.e., OCD Subtypes)
๐Ÿ”นUnderstand treatment modalities that are helpful for OCD
๐Ÿ”นLearn how to incorporate parents into adolescents/teens' OCD work

Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocd-and-how-it-impacts-adolescents-and-their-families-tickets-157696577709

We look forward to you joining us.

#ocd #adolescentocd #adolescentmentalhealth #ocdawarenesss #mcleanocdinstitue #WeAreArchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery etsRecovery

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In our classrooms, students are focused and working toward their individual educational needs. ๐Ÿ“

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

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We celebrate this!!!
Gay pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, & equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as opposed to shame and social stigma.ย 

#WeAreArchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #gaypride #pridemonth #happypridemonth

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We love our faculty and staff. ๐Ÿ’™

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 Mr. Chris Miller. The son of a retired Air Force colonel, Chris grew up all over the country and the world. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy. Chris taught high school math for four years at Gonzalo Garza High School in Austin, after which he went on to law school at the University of Houston Law Center. After practicing law for five years, he decided to follow his heart and go back to teaching. He is newly engaged to Ms. Stephanie Ho, the love of his life.

Mr. Miller teaches English I, II, III, and IV at Archway, as well as an elective Law class. Next year will be his 10th year at Archway.

Thoughts on Archway:
โ€œThere is not another school in the country where I would rather teach. I love our students, staff, and mission. Recovery provides an important and meaningful context for studentsโ€™ education in terms of their personal growth and accountability. I learn as much from my students as I teach them, and my hope is that my passion for teaching and learning might further inspire our students to be lifelong learners themselves.โ€

We are so grateful to have Mr. Miller at Archway. We appreciate you Chris๐Ÿ’™and the work you do.

#staffspotlight #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #RecoveryHighSchoolsSaveLives #RecoveryHighSchoolhtx #weloveourteachers #englishteacher

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Save the Date ~ June 25th ๐Ÿ’™

Archway Alumni Gathering ~ 6 PM
(Oops!! Story Highlight has the wrong time 6 pm is the start time.)

Help ๐Ÿ“ฃ spread the word and RSVP via IG messenger

We provide dinner - drinks - @kicpops - guest speaker and a meeting

You bring a blanket - outdoor games - ideas for our next gathering

#archwayalumnihtx #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #alumni

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New month, new mindset. ๐Ÿ’ญ

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

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Our students are our future. If we expect them to succeed, they will! ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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Students practice meditation in the courtyard.

Our campus is nestled between the museum district and the medical center making our courtyard a peaceful oasis in the sunny heart of Houston.

Archway offers a support system for adolescents to work on restoring their physical, mental, emotional, and academic health.

#meditation #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #oasis #supportsystem #teensinrecovery #soberschoolssavelives #recoveryhighschoolhtx

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We're so proud of you for getting honest with us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

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We love our faculty and staff. ๐Ÿ’™

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. In November, she and her husband welcomed their first child, Parker. He has brought them so much joy, and with a 5-month-old around, there is definitely never a dull moment!

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 girlsโ€™ JV soccer and freshmen volleyball teams.

Thoughts on Archway:
โ€œI 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 studentsโ€™ recovery and inspires them to reach their full potential. My goal is to make as much of a difference in my studentsโ€™ lives as they do in mine.โ€๐Ÿ’™

We are so grateful to have Mrs. Hrozek at Archway.
We appreciate you Tara and the work you do.

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The Annual Archway Academy Golf Tournament was a huge success!!! Thank you to our sponsors @positiverecoverycenters @commonbondbistroandbakery
Spencer Fane LLP
Element Markets
Todd Richey Family Foundation
Emilie Booth

And thank you to our
players and volunteers "fore" ๐ŸŒ๏ธ supporting us this year.

Blue skies โ˜€๏ธ and and mid-range tempatures made it a perfect day for golf โ›ณ๏ธ for our 27 teams.

We appreciate @hparkgc facility and staff and all those who contributed to the success of our 2021 tournament.

We look forward to next year.

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Save the Date 6.25

Archway Alumni Event

Alumni Guest Speaker @keepinitchill

Follow our stories to learn more.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #archwayalumnihtx

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At Archway Academy, we're truly all in this together. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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

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I Am Archway Because...

Our commitment to Fierce Love and Unrelenting Joy cultivates a climate that allows our students to uncover the best version of themselves.

Our intimate size allows students to make meaningful connection through personalized pathways we create for them.

#WeAreARchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #teensinrecovery #recoveryhighschoolssavelives #Recoveryhighschoolhtx

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There's still time to sign up!!!

Our next FREE lunch and learn presentation is this Thursday, May 20th at 12 PM.

Join us to hear Dr. Tyson Reuter, co-founder of the Houston Area Behavioral Institute for Tourettes. Tyson will be presenting on Picking and Ticcing Common Comorbidities of OCD.

Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3wbgN6P

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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


Renee McNiel


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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