The Stony Point IB Faculty is comprised of world-class educators with a combined total of 200 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.
Prior to leading SPHS, Mr. Watson served as the Principal at Hopewell Middle School for eight years . He began his career in educational administration in Austin ISD by working as an assistant principal at Reagan High School for four years. Mr. Watson earned a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Texas in Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Langston University in Oklahoma. He received his superintendent certificate from Lamar University in Beaumont in August 2012.
Ms. Brosché began her teaching career at an IB World School in Las Vegas in 1997. In the years since, she has served as an IB teacher, English department chair, IB MYP coordinator, & IB Diploma Programme coordinator. She earned her Master's of Educational Leadership & Policy from the University of Washington where she completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a Texas Principal's Credential. When not involved in all things IB, she lives in Austin with her Maine Coon, "Gene Hackman", and her mini Australian Shepherd, "All Hat, No Cattle".
Mrs. Stading earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music (voice) from the University of Texas at Austin \m/ and her Master’s in Education from Texas State University. The past twelve of her twenty years in education have been in IB schools—as a parent, teacher, PYP Coordinator, & MYP Coordinator. Since 2010, Mrs. Stading has been a part of the IB Educator Network, leading workshops and conducting school verification and evaluation visits across the country for IB. Outside of work, Mrs. Stading enjoys spending as much time as possible with her wonderful husband, daughter and son and their four very big dogs.
Ms. Edson earned her BA in Classical Languages from Trinity University, and her masters from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served Round Rock ISD since 1997, formerly teaching Latin and English at Westwood High School. Ms. Edson’s most treasured experiences include growing up in upstate New York, studying in Italy, spending a summer working on an archaeological excavation in Tunisia, and hiking in Oregon with her sweetheart. She loves traveling (but has a fear of flying)! Ms. Edson is a word nerd and a lover of language. She spends her free time finding peace in nature, working on creative projects, and playing the piano. If money were no object and she could do anything in the world for a living, she would buy a farm, rescue animals and rehabilitate them as therapy animals for people who’ve experienced trauma.
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Mr. Alex Von Lehmden
History of the Americas HL II
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 belly dancing.
Ms. Smalley graduated from Laredo State University 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. Her certifications are in English, Spanish and ESL, but her passion is in teaching Spanish. When not teaching, Mrs. Smalley likes to spend time with family in San Antonio and Laredo. A friend to all animals, she shares her home with three, sweet dogs and cats. Ms. Smalley particularly loves to help those who are less fortunate and in need.
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. 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. Jeong has been a member of the IB Diploma Programme faculty for three years. When not teaching Physics, she is an active member of her church.
Ms. Cherry graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Microbiology/Biochemistry, decided it wasn't enough torture and went back to earn her M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. She spent time as a contractor hopping from laboratory to laboratory, working in toxicology, food safety test design, and clinical trials before deciding subjecting students to terrible dad jokes and science was a much preferred profession. She started at Stony Point in 2018 and still teaches biology to this day.
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. 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.
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!
Born and raised in NY, Ms. Steir graduated with a Bachelor's in English Education from SUNY Oswego. Immediately after, she took up residency in Arizona where, while teaching, she received her Master's from ASU. Extending her travels. Ms. Steir spent the next 17 years in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. At one of the two private schools at which she taught, she assisted in the school's acquisition of its IB status. In Mexico City, Mexico, she also worked at a private IB school. For the last eight years, she's made both Texas and Stony Point High School her home.
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Mr. Dudycha began teaching Biology at Stony Point in the Fall of 2019. He will began teaching within the IB Diploma Programme in 2021. Mr. Dudycha earned his Bachelor's of Science in Human Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and later attended the Texas A&M College of Medicine for a short time. Deciding that teaching was more of a passion, he returned to UT Austin, and received his teaching certification from the UTeach program. In his free time, Mr. Dudycha enjoys playing sports (especially basketball), watching movies, trivia, exploring Austin (Zilker, Barton Springs, Mueller Park, and all the food places), and completing projects around his newly built house!
Mr. Tablizo is excited to start his 4th year of teaching and 1st year as an IB Math instructor. He graduated college with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics, and he also earned a major in Physics, and a major in Computer Science. After graduating college, he spent 30+ years in corporate America, filling roles like computer programmer, network administrator, engineering manager, program manager and financial advisor. Tutoring students for the SAT/ACT tests and coaching hockey inspired Mr. Tablizo to switch careers and become an educator. His other interests include sports, music and travel.
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. Eblen has been teaching at the secondary level since 2016. In her previous career, she oversaw academic support programs and taught writing and literature at the university level. She holds a Master of Arts in Literature from Texas State University, and she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and her Jack Russell terrier mix, Helo. Besides teaching, Ms. Eblen's passions include hiking, rescue dogs, video games, and tabletop role-playing games.