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Dr. Rom Crespo


Phone: 281.420.4535 ext. 80020

Dear REL Students and Families –

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Dr. Rom Crespo, as the new Principal at Baytown Lee High School. I am so excited to be a part of the Gander Family! My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 25 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, district level administrator, and High School Principal. I plan to spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate all of their successes, small and large. The REL Faculty and I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

All the decisions made at REL will be based on what is best for students. This will be accomplished by ensuring we have outstanding instruction from top-notch teachers, as well as extracurricular opportunities and supports that enable students to develop character, cultivate passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom. Our students will reach heights they previously did not believe possible. We will model what it takes to succeed and how to set your goals high. I am a strong believer in never being satisfied. There is always another goal to achieve and a way to improve on previous performance. As Michelangelo said, “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

An excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents, and staff. Over the past few weeks, I have met some of the amazing students, parents, and staff at REL, while also learning about the rich school history and success. REL is an integral part of the Baytown community and we need the Baytown community to be highly involved for REL to succeed. I also look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and working with each of you to continue the great successes at REL.

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to this wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I am currently working with REL staff to ensure for a smooth transition and virtual opening on September 8, 2020. We will also be setting up some Meet & Greet Days throughout the community, so be on the lookout for those announcements so I can get to know you and your children.

I am expecting a great school-year ahead of us and I look forward to meeting you soon. Have a great rest of the summer!


Dr. Rom Crespo


Baytown Lee High School