Board of Trustees

Jacques Hodges, Chair Vanessa Gilmore Russell Sherrill
Brian Bravo Molly Glotfelty Gail Stewart
Nell Frances Connally Scott Hill  Lois Wright, Emeritus
Susan Cox Terry Huffington, Emeritus
Tim Day Butch Mach Ex-officio
Jim Donnell Jennifer Martinez Leanne Reynolds,
Jason Dunahoe Alisa Mengwasser   Head of School
Barb Fowler Kim Petersen Martus Miley, Pastor of River Oaks 
Mignon Gill Joe Poff   Baptist Church

Administrative Team

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  • Leanne Reynolds

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

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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: 17 years

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  • Deborah Harper

    Associate Head of School for Advancement
    BSN, University of Texas Health Science
    Center at Houston
    Experience: 7 years

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  • Paul Mayhew

    Associate Head of School for Operations
    B.B.A., Texas A & M University
    Experience: 23 years

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  • Judy Adams

    Special Advisor to Academics
    B.A. University of Texas
    M.Ed., University of Houston
    Experience: 36 years

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  • Dawn Hanson

    Head of Preschool
    B.S., Howard University
    M.S., Howard University
    Ph.D., Howard University
    Experience: 11 years

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  • Amy Womack

    Head of Lower School
    B.S., Texas A&M University
    M.E., Stephen F. Austin University
    Experience: 21 years

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  • Shelby Hammer

    Head of Middle School
    B.A., Duke University
    M.A., University of Alabama
    Experience: 20 years

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  • Melanie Hightower

    Director of Communications & Community Initiatives
    B.A., Duke University
    J.D., University of Texas Law School
    Experience: 22 years

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  • Paige Martin

    Director of Development
    B.A., University of Southern California
    M.S., University of Southern California
    Experience: 19 years

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  • Kristin Poe

    Director of Admission
    B.S., Texas Christian University
    M.S., University of Houston
    Experience: 12 years
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.
Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8



2300 Willowick
Houston, Texas 77027
713.623.6938

713.621.8216 Fax