The Stony Point IB Faculty is comprised of 19 world-class educators with a combined total of 150 plus years of experience in advanced academic education. Highly qualified and committed to providing a rigorous and engaging educational experience to all students, the IB Diploma Programme teachers are here to support your IB and IB Prep students.



Faculty & Staff

IB Administration

IB Faculty

Mr. Anthony Watson

IB Head of School

Ms. Andi Brosché

IB Coordinator

Mrs. Janet Stading

MYP Coordinator


Mrs. Holly Whichard

IB Counselor

Holly Whichard began her career in education as a high school English teacher and has taught in rural, urban and suburban schools.   Out of the desire to help students better understand themselves, navigate their educational opportunities, and explore career choices, she was drawn to school counseling. She holds a Master’s in Education from The University of Texas at Austin in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stetson University in Florida.  Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities and seeing the world through the eyes of her son, who is a student in an IB Primary Years Program.

Mr. Russell Baker

IB English HL Year II

Ms. Elisa Elliot

IB English III HL

Ms. Elisa Eliott received her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, a small liberal arts college that, like the IB program, emphasized seminar classes and individual research.  During her junior year of college, she studied Celtic and Arthurian literature and political and moral philosophy at Oxford University in England. Ms. Eliott has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Texas State University where she taught first-year English and technical writing for six years. In 2007, she joined the faculty at Stony Point and has been continually impressed by SPHS students’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Ms. Eliott's poetry and fiction have been published in journals such as New Letters and Beloit Poetry Journal. For fun, she  loves hiking, kayaking, reading, writing, and spending time with her dog. 

Mr. Ryan White

Theory of Knowledge

Mr. Ryan White earned his Liberal Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught for four years before joining SPHS in 2004 and is currently the CAS coordinator for IB at SPHS.  Mr. White and his wonderful wife, Kristy, have two daughters, Hannah and Sydney. When not teaching,  music is an important part of his life; he has played the saxophone and guitar professionally for over 25 years. Mr. White's other hobbies include photography, cooking, spending time with his family, and watching the Spurs win championships with class and superior team basketball.   

Ms. Nancy Tarpley

IB French SL

Ms. Nancy Tarpley received a degree in French Education at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  She taught French at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in Florida for twenty years before coming to Texas to be closer to family.  She attended a Masters program in Angers, France and has enjoyed hosting many French chaperones as part of a student cultural exchange program.  Her hobbies are horseback riding and bellydancing.

Ms. Veronica Smalley

IB Spanish B SL & Spanish ab initio SL

Mrs. Veronica Smalley received her undergraduate degree from Laredo State University in Laredo Texas in 1991 and is working on her Master’s at Texas State University.  She is honored to be one of the original "Founding Faculty" members at SPHS and cannot think of being anywhere else. Before Stony Point, she taught in Elgin, United, and Georgetown ISDs.  Her certifications are in English, Spanish and ESL, but her passion is in teaching Spanish.  Mrs. Smalley and her husband like to spend time with family in San Antonio and Laredo.  Her hobbies include painting in different mediums, traveling around Texas, cooking/baking, and decorating the house for all the fun seasons.  She and her husband love their three, sweet dogs and cats.  Mrs. Smalley particularly loves to help those who are less fortunate and in need around the neighborhood.


Mr. Tyler Wright

IB German SL

Mr. Tyler Wright received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from the University of Texas in 2013. He also completed the UTeach teacher preparation course and received his certification the same year. While at UT, he was blessed with an opportunity to complete Germanic Studies at the Universität Würzburg . He is looking forward to teaching IB and German at SPHS.

Mr. Jesse Adams

IB History of the Americas HL

Mr. Jesse Adams graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor's in History. He also has a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas-Tyler. He is currently in his 10th year at Stony Point (his entire career). Additionally, Mr. Adams is a member of the District Advisory Committee and Campus Improvement Team. Mr. Adams also plays rugby for the Austin Rugby Club. He has a wonderful wife, two boys, and a dog.

Mr. Carter Snelson

IB Psychology SL

Mr. Carter Snelson is a third-generation educator currently in his fourth year of teaching. He graduated from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin. Before becoming a teacher, he worked with victims of felony crimes at the Williamson County District Attorney's Office and the Ector County District Attorney's Office. He enjoys playing board games with his wife and spending time with his small dog. He is also the sponsor for the Class of 2020.


Ms. Esther Jeong

IB Physics HL/SL


Mr. Benjamin Holder

IB Computer Science HL/SL


Ms. Jessica Fowler Neal

IB Biology HL

Mrs. Jessica Fowler Neal graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Texas in 2010. She worked as a field technician for Emporia State University studying Henslow's Sparrows before moving on to get her Master's of Science in Environmental Science at Arkansas State University. She loves studying wildlife and spending time reading and playing with her two cats and three rats. 

Mr. Brad Calvin

IB Chemistry SL/HL


Mr. Jonathan Alexander

IB Math Studies SL

Mr. Alexander graduated with a bachelor's degree in Math and Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007 and a Master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin in 2013.  He has been a Stony Point Tiger his entire teaching career which began in 2008.  Additionally, he has worked for an economics consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado.  He has two young daughters, a loving wife, and a loyal dog.


Mr. Kyle Bell

IB Math SL

Mr. Bell grew up attending schools in the RRISD system. After finishing high school he attended Texas State University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mathematics. He began teaching at Stony Point High School in the 2014-15 school year and has been here ever since. He enjoys puzzles, reading, running, and being a Pokemon (Go) master.

Mr. Randy Preston

IB Music SL & HL

Randy M. Preston is entering year 14 of teaching choral music in Texas and third at Stony Point High School where he serves as the head choir director. Prior to teaching at SPHS, Mr. Preston taught in similar positions at Hopewell Middle School (Round Rock ISD), Waxahachie ISD, and Midlothian ISD. Mr. Preston  attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene where he graduated with multiple degrees: Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Master of Music with a concentration in Church Music. He is a professional musician who has sung and played keyboard/piano for many churches, weddings, and other engagements. He maintains professional affiliations with TMEA, TCDA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Mr. Preston sings tenor with the Round Rock Community Choir and Conspirare Symphonic Choir, and he serves as the Music Director of Round Rock Christian Church. An avid fan of Peanuts/Charlie Brown, he lives with his beagle, Lucy, in Round Rock.

Ms. Nikki Underwood

IB Art HL & SL

Ms. Nikki Underwood attended Texas State University where she received a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics. She is new to Stony Point High School, but already loves it here!

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Ms. Andi Brosché

Diploma Programme Coordinator

Tel:(512) 428.7026



Mrs. Janet Stading

Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Tel:(512) 428.7063



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