Early Childhood Faculty
All lead teachers, including PreK teachers, are degreed and certified or pending certification. Many faculty members also hold Masters Degrees.
PreK3 Lead Teacher: Grace Freitas
Bio coming soon…..
PreK3 Teaching Assistant & Foreign Language Teacher:
Kristina Fleming is beginning her 3rd year at St. Stephen's. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas in French and Spanish and previously taught at Leander and Austin school districts for 4 years. She then home schooled her children until she joined SSES. She is fluent in French and has lived in France, and enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening and chickens! Her favorite thing about our school is that it is a “welcoming and beautiful place for learning and growth.”
“Better to be without logic than without feeling.” -Charlotte Bronte
PreK4 Lead Teacher: Robin Weeks
Robin Weeks was named Wimberley’s Teacher of the Year in 2017 and is beginning her 7th year at SSES! She grew up in Wimberley and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She stays busy crafting, camping, playing softball and is preparing her daughter to start high school this year. Her favorite thing about St. Stephen's is the loving, family environment.
PreK4 Teaching Assistant: Debbie Boxley
Debbie Boxley has been a faculty member since 1990 and is the School’s institutional memory. She supports PreK and our Lower School grades with a focus on Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
"I demand a lot of respect and am a disciplinarian, but in a very loving manner! I want the children to love learning and want to come to school. Learning should always be fun!"
Lower School Faculty
Kindergarten: Haley Thibodeaux
This is Haley Thibodeaux’s 10th year at SSES and 13th teaching. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Early Childhood Education. She loves to act and sing as a performer as well as photography and swimming. Her favorite part about teaching at SSES is “that we treat each other with kindness and love.”
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
1st/2nd Multi-Age: Tracey Dugger
Tracey Dugger is beginning her 7th year at SSES, making that a total of 20 years teaching. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. In 1999, she was Teacher of the Year while at Pasadena ISD and 2012-2013 at Humble ISD. She began college at 16 years old and loves that SSES is a “great place to foster a love for learning and discovery” in children. A favorite quote is “Mistakes are proof you are trying.”
1st/2nd Multi-Age: Aimee McClain
This is Mrs. McClain's second year at St. Stephen's. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She currently lives in Kyle, where she taught for 8 years before staying at home with her youngest child. Mrs. McClain loves the outdoors, music, and spending time with her family.
"There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this!"
3rd/4th Multi-Age: Yvonne Lewis
Yvonne Lewis has been teaching since 2003 and joined SSES in 2015. Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Texas State University. Before becoming a teacher, she was the Assistant Director for Sylvan Learning center. She enjoys the “peaceful atmosphere, loving teachers and incredible students at SSES.” In her free time, she loves going to the beach, taking evening walks around her neighborhood, and spending time with her family. A favorite quote is “When you get, give. When you learn, teach.”
5th/6th Multi-Age: Jill Brown
Bio coming soon….
Music/Chapel Coordinator/Spiritual Formation & Growth:
Anne Jones is starting her 11th year at SSES and 19th overall. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Music is from The University of Texas and her Kodaly Certification from Texas State University. She loves to cook, is a black belt in karate and believes that “If you can speak, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” She likes that at SSES “We’re family!”
Studio Art: Leslie Williams
This is Leslie Williams’ 4th year at SSES after spending 31 years in public education, primarily with Wimberley ISD. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Texas State University. She enjoys travel and recently went museum hopping in Amsterdam and France and especially liked the impressionist artwork at the d’Orsay Museum in France. She loves that at SSES the “teachers, administrators, staff, and parents work together to provide a positive, loving, and kind environment for students to learn” and “the variety of special celebrations.” A favorite scripture is: Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Physical Education: Traci Davis
Coach Davis is starting her second year at St. Stephen's. She grew up in Allen, Texas. While attending college, she began working within the education system as the Site Coordinator for the after school program of the Allen ISD. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Traci enjoys a very active lifestyle with her three children. Her hobbies include exercising, softball, repurposing furniture, reading and being outdoors.
May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord shine His light upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you His peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Amanda Ebner: Head of School
This is Amanda Ebner’s first year as Head of School at St. Stephen’s. She holds a Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining St. Stephen’s School, Mrs. Ebner was a School Counselor in Seoul, South Korea where she implemented college readiness programs and taught a developmental guidance curriculum. Prior to that position, she was a Military Student Transition Counselor in San Antonio, working with military connected students to build awareness of resources, and provide a connection between students, families, and the community. Mrs. Ebner also has years or experience as a school director and lead teacher.
Kathy Presley: Office Manager
Bio coming soon…..
Brad McClusky: Facilities Director
Brad McClusky joined St. Stephen's in 2016 following a career in the security systems industry. Brad oversees the facility and grounds.
Board of Trustees
Ben Chomiak: Chairman
Tom Bowman: Chairman
The Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus: Rector
Kristen Schmidt: Vice Chairman
James May: Vestry Representative
Andrew Wallendorf: Vestry Representative
Michelle Horsey: Parent
Andrew Sudderth: Parent
Keith McNabb: Parent
Julie Steinbrink: Parent
Amanda Ebner: Head of School
Edmond Moreland: Chancellor
Church Vestry Members
Patrick Cox: Sr. Warden
David Reynolds: Jr. Warden, Facilities Chair
Phil Muth: Clerk
Nancy Jenkins: Clerk
Judy Appel: Ministries
Andrew Wallendorf: Facilities
Joe Blanford: Treasurer
Ann Robertson: Facilities