Leadership

Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School!

I am pleased that you are interested in our school community and the outstanding opportunities we offer our students. St. Stephen’s provides an engaging academic environment for day and boarding students who are known, supported and celebrated for their individual talents and interests. It is a place full of people who want to make a difference in the world.

At St. Stephen’s, our dedicated faculty and staff are tenacious and constant in their commitment to providing an academically challenging experience for our students within the context of a balanced program in academics, athletics and the arts. Our mission, vision and core values are rooted in progressive, yet resolute, principles — provide rigorous academics, build a diverse student body, develop creative thinkers, support social justice, shape global leaders, nourish the spirit, look beyond ourselves to serve others, and promote equity within our school walls and beyond.

St. Stephen’s is a spirit-centered school of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal tradition, we respect and honor all faiths and support students as they make their own spiritual journeys while reinforcing their moral growth. Our school prayer, which we recite together daily in Chapel, calls upon all of us to see our life as a journey together and empowers us to make a difference in the world “with open minds, open hearts and open doors.”

I trust that you will enjoy exploring our website. I invite you to schedule a tour of campus to learn firsthand what makes St. Stephen’s so special. If you want a school where your children will be known and loved for their individuality and where they will work to become the best version of themselves, then you have found your school.

Please contact our Admission Office to learn more about this extraordinary school on a hill. I hope to meet you when you visit.
On Sept. 8, 2016, St. Stephen’s Parents’ Association held a Spartan Town Hall event with new Head of School Chris Gunnin and Trustee Evan Smith.

Executive Administrators

Christopher L. Gunnin (2016)
Head of School
M.A., Trinity University
B.A., Trinity University
 
Yvonne Adams (1993)
Yvonne Adams
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)
Chaplain
Master of Divinity, Seabury-Western Theology Seminary
B.A., Texas A&M University
 
Kim A. Garey (1993)
Academic Dean, Chair of the Curriculum Committee,
Mathematics Instructor,
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 University
blaws@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 Financial Aid
B.A., St. Edward’s University
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Drive Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-327-1213