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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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Join us THIS THURSDAY - 10.1.20 - @12 Noon CST for our FREE CEU Lunch and Learn Series⠀

Hear Dr. Jeff Temple, Director of UTMB"s Center for Violence Prevention. ⠀
Dr. Temple will speak on Teen Sexting and Contemporary Dating Relationships⠀

12 Noon to 1:15 PM CST- 10.1.20 - DON'T MISS IT - Link to tickets for this FREE CEU event can be found here https://buff.ly/3kJqYJR ⠀

Don't miss out. Get signed up today.⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #adolescentrecoveryleaders #recoveryhighschoolhouston #teensexting #digitalwellness #educateyouth #healthytech #socialmedia #teendatingviolence #teendatingabuse #utmbgalveston
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Having a community behind you is essential. We're honored to walk with you on your journey. Thank you for sharing!

#review #archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas
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Thank you @clearforkacademy for hosting us this weekend. It was a pleasure meeting your young men and talking family recovery with the boys and their parents.

Thank you for a great time @lifewithfish_
and Clearfork staff. Your property is a beautiful oases for families and their sons.

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
#clearforkacademy #adolescentrecovery #teensinrecovery #adolescentrecoveryleaders #houstonrecoveryschool
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93% of Archway graduates attend college after Archway. 🎓 Our students are hardworking, highly intelligent, and exhibit a remarkable degree of self-awareness and acuity that opens doors to equally remarkable futures.

#challenge #grow #succeed #archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas
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We are excited to announce!!! 📣⠀

The 13th Annual Archway Luncheon with featured guest speak, former Astros legend and Hall-of-Famer, JEFF BAGWELL. 🧡😎 ⚾️⠀

Tuesday, October 20th 12 Noon CST⠀

This year's attendees will have the unique opportunity to listen to Bagwell as he shares his experience, strength and hope regarding his journey through addiction and into sustained recovery. ⠀

Our virtual luncheon will offer a live auction featuring notable items such as a dinner with Jeff and Rachel Bagwell and four tickets to an Astros home game. ⠀

100% of the proceeds will benefit our 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which provides scholarships and financial aid for students, supporting our mission to provide a supportive and sober learning environment to meet the individual educational needs of adolescents in recovery.⠀

To learn more, visit our website and click on the events tab at https://buff.ly/30aQb8z and text STUDENTS to 91999 to donate. #Archwayluncheon2020 ⠀

#WeAreArchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #JeffBagwell #astros #astrosbaseball #recoveryhighschoolhtx #recovery #htxevents
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Sign up TODAY for our FREE Lunch and Learn with CEU⠀
Thursday, Oct. 1st @ 12 Noon CST⠀
Dr. Jeff Temple at UTMB Director, Center for Violence Prevention⠀

Go to https://buff.ly/3kJqYJR ⠀

#lunchandlearn #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsEducation #utmb #teendating #teendatingviolence
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Archway’s Art of Recovery HTX!! #theartofrecoveryhtx #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #houstonartists #artists #htxartist #htxart #artforrecovery #recoveringartist #recoveryhighschoolhtx ...

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Art is a beautiful way to express emotions without words and work through complex feelings. At Archway we use art to invest in the mental and emotional well-being of our students.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #art #arttherapy #wellbeing #wellness #selfcare #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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The Art of Recovery HTX kicks-off TODAY!!!! Come view and BUY the work of local artists and photographers. ⠀

Join us at https://buff.ly/3cifJ8r to view the incredible art and photography area artists have submitted. ⠀

September is National Recovery Month. To celebrate this important month of awareness and advocacy Archway Academy is hosting The Art of Recovery HTX Show & Exhibit. This event will highlight the power of creativity for building and sustaining lasting recovery. Artists will share their incredible journeys with addiction, behavioral/mental health issues and recovery through art and self-expression. All proceeds from this event will provide scholarship funds for students who cannot attend Archway without vital financial support. ⠀

The Art of Recovery HTX Virtual Show and Exhibit is open to anyone connected to recovery or mental/behavioral health (affected person, family member, friend, or ally). ⠀

Ways you can support our show:⠀
🎨 Text ARCHWAY to 91999 to donate⠀
🎨 Go to our show (link in bio) to buy art, donate, or sponsor⠀
🎨Go to website to buy art, donate or sponsor⠀
🎨Share our event on social media - use the hashtag #theartofrecoveryhtx and tag us ⠀
🎨Become an advocate by starting a peer-to-peer campagin for The Art of Recovery HTX ⠀
🎨 Donate to a person's peer-to-peer campagin ⠀

#theartofrecoveryhtx #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #recoveryartists #artistsinrecovery #recoveryart #recoveryhighschoolhtx #htxart #houstonartists #houstonartevents
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The path may not always be easy, but it's worth it. We're so proud to help create such a successful environment for students to flourish.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #review #path #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences. 😃
Share one positive thought with us to celebrate National Positive Thinking Day!

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #positivethoughts #nationalpositivethinking #happythoughts #positivethoughts #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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Archway is all about providing a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either. For #NationalRecoveryMonth @commonbondbistroandbakery is donating $1 to every blueberry lemon macaron sold. Come help support Houston's sober high school, staff, and students today!

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #commonbond #supportlocal #foracause
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September is National Recovery Month. To celebrate this important month of awareness and advocacy Archway Academy is hosting The Art of Recovery HTX Show & Exhibit. This event will highlight the power of creativity for building and sustaining lasting recovery. ⠀

Artists will share their incredible journeys with addiction, behavioral/mental health issues and recovery through art and self-expression. ⠀

All proceeds from this event will provide scholarship funds for students who cannot attend Archway without vital financial support. ⠀

Archway Academy is a sober high school in Houston, Texas. The Art of Recovery HTX Virtual Show and Exhibit is open to anyone connected to recovery or mental/behavioral health (affected person, family member, friend, or ally) and will be held September 20, 2020 to October 23, 2020. For more information, to register, become a sponsor or donate see link in bio or visit our website at https://buff.ly/3m9Cekr. ⠀

#recoverygalsartexchange #theartofrecoveryhtx #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #artistinrecovery #recoveryingartist #soberartist #mentalhealth #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
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September is National Recovery Month⠀

@commonbondbistroandbakery has created a special purple macaron to celebrate and will donate $1 of every cookie sold to the Archway student scholarship fund. ⠀

This fund makes it possible for students to attend Archway Academy - offering 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.⠀

We invite you to celebrate this important month and to help increase awareness and honor people recovering from substance use disorders and mental health issues by purchasing Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese macaron's. ⠀

3 WAYS TO ORDER: ⠀
1) Go into Commonbond⠀

2) Order pick & curbside via https://buff.ly/2ZkCbZf⠀

3) Call your nearest location to place your order NOW!!!⠀
CityPlace: 281.975.2300⠀
Montrose: 713.529.3535⠀
Medical Center: 346.327.8393⠀
Heights: 713.357.9397⠀
Heights - On the Go: 713.880.3550⠀

#WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery #commonbond #houstonfoodie #houstoneats #nationalrecoverymonth #htx
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The entire Archway Academy team wishes you and your family a restful Labor Day.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery #happylaborday #laborday #restful
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Gabor Mate writes, "People have two needs: attachment and authenticity. When authenticity threatens attachment, attachment trump's authenticity."

Join us Thursday, September 10th to hear the team at Menninger 360 explore the ideas of authenticity and attachment and showcase diverse treatment interventions and modalities to engage clients outside of traditional talk therapy frames.

12 noon to 1:15 PM CST Archway Academy Lunch and Learn Series.

Thank you to our CEU partner @symetriarecovery

Link for event in bio

#gabormate #attachmenttheory #menningerclinic #lunchandlearn #WeAreArchway #WhereEducationMeetsRecovery
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Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #structure #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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Your recovery and education are of the utmost importance to us.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #promise #important #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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Everyone’s pathway through recovery is unique but they all come together to be the best versions of themselves.

#archwayacademy #school #highschool #recovery #education #recoveryschool #houston #texas #unique #path #wearearchway #whereeducationmeetsrecovery
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Faculty

Tonya Sanders-Woods

Principal

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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