Mr. Stephen Archer earned his Accounting degree from the University of New Orleans, his MBA from Loyola University, and Postgraduate studies in Education and Counseling at St. Thomas University and Sam Houston State University. He began his career in education in 1994 and joined Stephens Elementary in 2012.
Mr. Archer has worked in Special Education - GAP in Aldine ISD his entire educational career. He is certified in Special Education and is currently working on his ESL certification. Education is his second career. He spent 18 years in management accounting before he realized he would rather spend his day developing children into productive adults rather than coaxing adults how to get along with each other like good boys and girls.
Mr. Archer enjoys reading, fishing, day trips with his wife to explore places of interest off the beaten path, Astros baseball and Texans football (difficult because his wife is a rabid Cowboys fan). He is curious about Why some children (and adults) seem to lose the excitement for learning they had as toddlers as they grow older, and how we might recapture that thrill.
Mr. Archer’s favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 19th century science fiction by Jules Verne; mid 20th century science fiction by Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, classic American authors, e.g. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain; biographies of American presidents and world leaders.
Mrs. Debbie Boivin earned her Bachelor in Education degree from the University of Toledo. She began her career in education in 2010. She has experience teaching pre-k and special education for 5 years and was recognized in the 2014-2015 school year as an Outstanding ESL teacher. She joined the Stephens Elementary team in 2015 as a first grade teacher. Mrs. Boivin has currently joined the Special Education Staff.
Mrs. Boivin enjoys reading, biking, and playing board games. She usually eats the same foods but is curious and willing to try different foods. Her favorite book is Anything by John Grisham.
Mrs. Monika McFarlin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University. She began her career in education in 2009 and joined Stephens Elementary in 2015. She has taught students of all ages and is very excited to continue her career at Stephens Elementary.
Mrs. McFarlin enjoys reading, photography, and arts and crafts. She is curious about expanding her knowledge on how to encourage children to reach their full potential. Her favorite books include Harry Potter series, How to Kill a Mockingbird, and A Raisin in the Sun.
Mrs. Wykesha West earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree with a minor in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. West began her career in education in 2008 in Conroe/Spring School District as a PPCD Teacher before coming to Stephens Elementary in 2015.
Mrs. West enjoys going to church, spending time with family, shopping. She is curious about At-Risk populations and reaching out to the community to try and make a difference. Her favorite book is the Bible.
Alicia White earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Alabama. She also earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from American InterContinental University. She has worked with students in grades second through fifth in Alief ISD as well as charter and specialized schools in New Orleans, LA and Magnolia, TX. This is her first year joining the team at Stephens Elementary.
Ms. White enjoys cooking, writing, sewing, and spending time at the beach. She is interested in different cultures and traveling. Her favorite books include To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.