The Stony Point IB Faculty is comprised of 21 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, Texas 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Mrs. Veronica Smalley received her undergraduate degree 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. 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. They also 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 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 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 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. Williams comes to SPHS from Gateway College Prep where she taught Computer Science at the secondary level.
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.
Mr. Tomczuk earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin and his graduate degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. Along with teaching band, Mr. Tomczuk enjoys performing professionally in any musical genre and stage. While a member of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and various community musical theater troupes, Mr. Tomczuk performed with accomplished musicians such as Andy Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Shari Lewis, Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennon, Tim Rice and many others. His hobbies outside of music include woodworking, water sports, and traveling with his beautiful wife, Alma.
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.
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 2 cats and 3 rats.