A Message from Leanne Reynolds, Head of School
Thank you for taking an interest River Oaks Baptist School!

I believe you are about to discover a remarkable place. As you explore our programs and curriculum, you will see a fervent philosophy in action. Our approach enfolds your child within two equally important dynamics – AMBITIOUS ACADEMICS and ABIDING CHRISTIAN VALUES. We believe this melding of intellect and character is what makes an education, and a child, whole. When ROBS students complete their journey here and go on to high school, we know they are taking with them a strong mind guided by a good heart.

Walk our hallways and visit our classrooms. You will witness enthusiastic teachers, involved parents, and engaged kids from all backgrounds with all types of talents and interests. You will see a community completely immersed in an educational process like no other, one that brings wonder as well as worldview to learning. You will also see ethics, compassion, confidence, and a love for God being developed right alongside our academics.

Houston has many fine schools. Like fingerprints, each has its own unique mission and culture. Is ROBS the right place for you and your family? I invite you to explore ROBS further to find your answer.

Leanne Reynolds
Head of School

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  • Leanne Reynolds

    Head of School
    B.S., University of South Carolina
    M.Ed., The Citadel
    Experience: 23 years

Administrative Team

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  • Todd Herauf

    Associate Head of School for Academics
    B.S., University of North Texas
    M.S. University of North Texas
    Ed.D., University of North Texas
    Experience: 19 years

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  • Deborah Harper

    Associate Head of School for Advancement
    BSN, University of Texas Health Science
    Center at Houston
    Experience: 9 years

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  • Paul Mayhew

    Associate Head of School for Operations
    B.B.A., Texas A & M University
    Experience: 25 years

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  • Dawn Hanson

    Head of Preschool
    B.S., Howard University
    M.S., Howard University
    Ph.D., Howard University
    Experience: 13 years

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  • Amy Womack

    Head of Lower and Middle School
    B.S., Texas A&M University
    M.E., Stephen F. Austin University
    Experience: 23 years

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  • Chris Baltazar

    Director of Safety and Security
    B.S., Grambling State University
    M.S., Capella University
    Experience: 24 years

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  • Brian Mahabee

    Senior Technology Director
    B.S., University of Alabama
    M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
    Experience: 13 years

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  • Paige Martin

    Director of Development
    B.A., University of Southern California
    M.S., University of Southern California
    Experience: 21 years

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  • Meghan Blanton

    Director of Marketing & Communications
    B.A., Vanderbilt University
    Experience: 15 years

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  • Kristin Poe

    Director of Admission
    B.S., Texas Christian University
    M.S., University of Houston
    Experience: 14 years
Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8


Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.