About Saint Joseph.
Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School is a fully accredited school with classes for pre-kindergarten students through eighth grade. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) accredits St. Joseph Regional Catholic School. St. Joseph Regional Catholic School is staffed by degreed and certified teachers and qualified staff chosen, supervised, and evaluated by the principal for their competence and dedication to the development of each student to his/her potential.
The mission of Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School is to reach the minds, touch the hearts, and shape the souls of its students, while teaching them to know, love and serve God by serving others and by achieving this full potential.
Mrs. Deborah D. Francis joined Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School after retiring from NASA. She has over two decades of engineering and project management experience, and an additional ten years of educational experience for the Archdioceses of Galveston-Houston.
"I was not planning on entering the workforce again after leaving NASA, but God had other plans for me. Upon entering the school for the first time as the new principal, I was instantly reminded of how much I missed Catholic education and why I am so blessed and thankful God has called me to lead Saint Joseph Regional School."
Mrs. Francis received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX. She received her Masters degree in Educational Administration from St. Thomas University in Houston, TX.
The motto of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools of Galveston-Houston, “We transform the World,” expresses the sixty-eighth year commitment that Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School has made to the development of the whole child. Since it opened its doors on September 13, 1948, Saint Joseph has kept pace with changes in society while continuing its mission to provide quality education rooted in spiritual and moral values, to children residing in Baytown and it’s surrounding areas.
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament were the school’s first teachers. Although the Incarnate Word Sisters are no longer teaching at St. Joseph they remain very much a part of the St Joseph Regional School family. In 2009, the Vietnamese Dominican sisters joined the faculty of the school. Their presence among the children ensures the establishment of a strong Catholic formation in the student body. All of the advantages at Saint Joseph are made possible due to the strong support of the Pastor, Father Edmund Eduarte, the parishioners of Saint Joseph Parish and Regional Parishes, and the dedication of the alumni, the parents, the faculty, and the staff who work together as part of the Saint Joseph family.