Christopher L. Gunnin (2016)
Head of School
M.A., Trinity University
B.A., Trinity University
Yvonne Adams (1993)
Director of Diversity
Varsity Head Coach for Girls Basketball
M. Ed., University of Texas at Tyler
B.S. Texas A&M University
Christine H. Aubrey (1993)
Associate Head of School for Advancement
B.A., Stanford University
Kathy Coe (2010)
9th and 10th Grade Dean
M.Ed., University of Houston
B.A., Rhodes College
Doug Dickson (2008)
Head of Upper School
M.Ed., Notre Dame College
B.A., Middlebury College
The Rev. Todd R. FitzGerald (2012)
Master of Divinity, Seabury-Western Theology Seminary
B.A., Texas A&M University
Kim A. Garey (1993)
Academic Dean, Chair of the Curriculum Committee,
12th Grade Dean of Students even years
11th Grade Dean of Students odd years
B.A., Holy Cross
Wallis Goodman (1993)
History, and Fine Arts Instructor, Soccer Coach, Dean of Faculty
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Davidson College
Brooke Laws (1998)
Modern Language, Dean of Middle School
M.A., Spanish: Middlebury College
B.A., Baylor Universityblaws@sstx.org
Magnus Maccow (2010)
Head of Middle School
M.Ed., University of South Florida
B.A., University of South Florida
Gene A. Phillips Jr. (1993)
Director of Residential Life and Student Activities,
12th Grade Dean of Students odd years
11th Grade Dean of Students even years
M.A.H.S., St. Edward’s University
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Michael Richards, C.P.A. (2004)
Chief Financial Officer
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Lawrence Sampleton (1991)
Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and
B.A., St. Edward’s University
New Faculty and Staff, 2016–17
|Preston Achilike, MS Spanish|
The Modern Language Department is pleased to welcome Preston Achilike, who joins us to teach Middle School Spanish. A Texas native, Achilike graduated from UT with majors in government, Spanish and Portuguese. He has studied in Argentina and Brazil. He holds two master’s degrees in education from Boston College and a third master’s in education from Harvard. Concurrent with his teaching activities at St. Stephen’s, this fall he will begin a Ph.D. program in education policy and planning at UT. He has taught Spanish and ESL in the Boston and Houston public schools and has been actively involved with numerous service organizations in Texas and South America. He enjoys ballroom and Latin dancing, coaching soccer and track, traveling abroad, planning mission trips, researching bilingual education programs, and learning foreign languages.
|Michelle Andrews, Assistant Librarian|
Michelle Andrews joins St. Stephen’s as the new assistant librarian. She currently is finishing her M.L.S. at Texas Woman’s University. She also holds an M.F.A. in film production from Boston University and a B.A. in political science from Marist College. While completing her library science studies, Andrews has worked at the Hill Country Middle School Library and the Austin Public Library in youth services. She is eager to promote information literacy within our community and wishes to share her love of reading with us all. In her spare time, Andrews enjoys reading, camping at music festivals, watching documentary films and practicing yoga.
|Greg Bonetti, US English|
Greg Bonetti joins us to teach English 9, English 10 and English 12, as well as to serve as faculty sponsor for “The Bell” and St. Stephen’s Gay Straight Alliance chapter. Bonetti grew up in Rhode Island and earned his B.A. from New York University. He currently is completing his Ph.D. dissertation in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught eight semesters of undergraduate courses. He received an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in 2013. In addition to his expertise in English, Bonetti speaks Italian and French; he looks forward to sharing his love of languages with our students. Bonetti recently moved to Austin with his partner and their two dogs. He enjoys cooking, reading and working on their new home in east Austin.
|Sarah Cross, Web Content Manager|
|Allison Dudley, R.N., Nurse|
Allison Dudley joins St. Stephen's as a part-time registered nurse. Dudley earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Austin Community College in 2007. Her nursing experience ranges from working on the trauma floor at Brackenridge Hospital, with adolescents at Shoal Creek Hospital, and with blind and visually impaired young adults through the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center. In her free time, Dudley enjoys traveling, hiking, basketball, reading and volunteering. We are pleased to welcome Dudley, her husband, Keith, and their two school-aged children, Simone and Paul, to the St. Stephen's community.
|Caitlin McGee, MS Dance|
Caitlin McGee will teach Middle School Dance classes and assist with the Upper School Dance program. McGee is from Little Rock, Ark., and she holds a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Alabama. Her experience includes working as dance captain for the Walt Disney Co., as well as dancing professionally in New York City for five years. McGee has taught all levels of dance and is currently director of Visions in Rhythm, the pre-professional training program of Tapestry Dance Company.
|Nolu McIlraith ’12, Alumni Relations and Giving Coordinator|
We are pleased to welcome Noluthando (Nolu) McIlraith ’12 back to The Hill as the alumni relations and giving coordinator in the Advancement Office. McIlraith is a recent graduate of Rhodes College, where she majored in international studies and was a Bonner Scholar. McIlraith has helped numerous nonprofit organizations achieve their missions by volunteering hundreds of hours of service to her community. She has extensive knowledge of volunteer management and community engagement. In her most recent role at Rhodes College, she served as liaison to current, perspective and former Bonner scholars, managing program logistics for the Bonner Scholar Office. In addition to her role in Advancement, the former St. Stephen’s boarding student joins our residential community as a dorm parent in Marshall House.
|Alyssa Murray, Lacrosse Coach|
Alyssa Murray joins St. Stephen’s Athletics to lead our lacrosse program. She spent last year serving as the assistant coach of Yale University's lacrosse team; she held an identical position at the University of Michigan the year prior. She is a current member of the U.S. National Team. Murray graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in child and family studies and was the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2014. She was also a two-time award finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the top player in the country, in 2013 and 2014.
|Rebecca O'Hara, Registrar|
Rebecca O'Hara joins us in the role of registrar and Upper School administrative assistant. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Franklin and Marshall University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. O’Hara has worked at both the secondary and college level as associate director of admissions at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania, and Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. Since moving to Austin, she has worked and volunteered at Bridgepoint Elementary School in Westlake. Rebecca's husband, Jonah O'Hara, works in St. Stephen’s College Counseling Office.
|Jenny Pyle ’01, M.S.N., Nurse|
Jenny Pyle joins St. Stephen's as a full-time registered nurse after working as a weekend nurse for the past five years. After graduating from St. Stephen's, she received a B.A. in history with a minor in business administration in 2005 and an M.S.N. with a focus on child and public health in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin. Her breadth of experience as a nurse includes work in the Neuroscience and Post Anesthesia Care Units at Dell Children's Hospital, People's Community Clinic, and Austin Diagnostic Clinic. In her spare time, Pyle enjoys running, hiking, yoga, reading, painting and sketching, and learning about new music and food.
|Evan Rap, MS and US Latin|
Evan Rap joins St. Stephen's to teach Latin in both the Middle School and Upper School and to serve as advisor to the Upper School Classics Club. After growing up in Tempe, Ariz., Rap earned a B.A. in classics from Arizona State University. He received an M.A. and recently completed a Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 2010. Rap is also a specialist in Roman architecture and archaeology, and he has conducted research and served as an excavation supervisor at sites across the Mediterranean, including Israel and Ostia Antica, Italy. He looks forward to participating alongside St. Stephen’s students while preparing for the Texas State Junior Classical League’s annual competitions and events. In his free time, Rap enjoys baking bread, running, and playing board games with his wife, Robyn, and their friends.
|Chelsea Richards, Field Hockey Coach|
Chelsea Richards joins St. Stephen’s Athletics to lead the field hockey program. She comes to the school after a four-year coaching stint at the Casady School. Richards was a scholarship athlete at the University of Iowa, where her field hockey team was an NCAA finalist in 2008. She was elected team captain at Iowa in 2010. Richards holds a B.A. in interdepartmental health sciences and a B.F.A. in graphic design. She is a current Futures Regional coach and holds Level 1 certification from USA Field Hockey. A graduate of the Hockaday School, she has strong ties to the SPC.
|Joanna Sarrett, Advancement Data Manager|
Joanna Sarrett joined the Advancement Office as advancement data manager at the end of June. Sarrett is a native Austinite who comes to us with a strong background in education and data management. She holds a B.S. in education and taught elementary school for several years before diving into development work at Special Olympics Texas. Throughout the years Sarrett has woven her passion for data with education to support several highly respected intuitions in Austin. Sarrett has spent the last year working on special projects at St. Stephen’s with Judy Mullinix to support the data needs of the Advancement Office, so she began her role with a strong understanding of our school systems.
|Eileen Wilson, Learning Specialist|
Eileen Wilson joins us as St. Stephen’s new learning specialist. Wilson earned a B.S. in interdisciplinary studies and a M.Ed. at Texas A&M University. For the past 16 years, she has worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, where she was most recently a district-wide special education coordinator. Wilson volunteers at Marbridge, a local organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities. As an educator, she has overseen staff development in areas such as specially-designed instruction, education-plan processes and special education software implementation. In her free time, Wilson and her husband love to play with their 5-year-old daughter and an array of pets. Born in New York, Wilson moved to Texas during her childhood and grew up in Flower Mound, Texas.