Raspberry Named Director of Construction and Planning
Lee Raspberry has been named Director of Construction and Planning for Bastrop ISD. His new role will involve overseeing projects for the 2021 and 2023 bonds and long-range facility planning for the district. He is set to begin his new role September 11.
With over 30 years of experience in both construction and operations-driven roles, Raspberry prides himself on providing student-centered service and support. His experience includes Director of Maintenance and Facilities, Energy and Environmental Director, and HVAC Controls Systems Administrator. Most recently, Raspberry served as Director of Maintenance and Facilities for Del Valle (2022-23) and Lockhart (2017-22) school districts.
“It is a very exciting time for Bastrop ISD with the construction projects that are currently in the pipeline. I am excited to join the staff and students and continue that momentum,” said Raspberry.
During his tenure as Energy Manager for Judson ISD in San Antonio, Raspberry was instrumental in being one of the first districts in Bexar County to enroll in CPS Energy’s Demand Response Program, which has trimmed over 1.5M kWh since its inception in 2012. In 2013, he piloted San Antonio’s first 100% School Recycling Program, which included e-waste, organics, and single-stream recycling. That program was responsible for diverting 97% of school waste from the landfill. He has also received recognition for helping to develop the concept for the first outdoor solar classroom in Bexar County.
“‘Lee’s broad experience in facilities, construction and project management will be a tremendous asset to Bastrop ISD. As we embark on a new set of construction projects associated with the 2023 bond and finalize the remaining projects from the 2021 bond, his leadership will be beneficial to us all,” said Kristi Lee, Deputy Superintendent.
Raspberry attended both the University of Texas at San Antonio and West Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Texas School Business Official and holds certifications in mold assessment, energy assessment, and green energy. Raspberry is a veteran of the United States Army and Texas Army National Guard, having served from 1985 to 1999. He is Founding Director of Texas Hero Hunts, a non-profit that creates outdoor adventure opportunities for veterans, first responders, and families of the fallen.