Mr. Archer is a native Memphian, graduating from Whitehaven High School and earning B.S. and M.Ed degrees from Memphis State University. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Archer returned to Memphis and served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and associate superintendent of the Memphis City Schools. Retiring in 2004, Mr. Archer accepted the position of Headmaster of Fayette Academy, serving until his permanent retirement in 2006. Mr. Archer and his wife, Ruth, became residents of Piperton in 2008 and have two adult children and one grandchild.