Pre School

Lauren Skaskiw

Pre School

Lauren has been the Lead Preschool Teacher and Director since 2014. She loves helping young children learn and discover! She and her husband have one young son and live in Plymouth, VT, where Lauren also runs a licensed childcare during the summers. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and lake time with family and friends.

Hope Sornborger

Hope Sornborger Kindergarten

Hope Sornborger is the kindergarten teacher at RES. She started teaching in Rochester in 2018 as the second and third grade teacher. Miss. S graduated from Providence College in 2017 with licenses in elementary and special education. She is currently working to obtain her master’s in math education through the Vermont Mathematics Initiative. In her free time Miss. S likes to hike with her dog.

1st - 2nd Grade
Megan Cornaglia

Megan Cornaglia 1st/2nd Grade

Ms. C teaches 1st and 2nd grade at RES. She is originally from Wallingford, Connecticut where she taught Kindergarten. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside hiking and running with her dog Piper. She also enjoys reading and cooking.

3rd Grade
Natale Heilmann

Natale Heilmann 3rd Grade

Ms. H teaches 3rd grade at RES. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and recently graduated from Norwich University. Ms. H has 3 sisters and one brother and during her free time, she enjoys skiing and hiking.

Language Arts
Ron Hall

Ron Hall 4th, 5th, 6th grade English Language Arts

Mr. Hall started working at RES in 2021. He teaches 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade Literacy and Humanities. Mr. Hall has two grown children and two grandsons (6 months and 3 years old). He is a musician (drums/ guitar/songwriting) and has played drums in bands for over 30 years.  Ron also is an avid writer (poems, journaling, writing fiction, writing on the job), and loves outdoor activities.  Hiking, biking, walking, running, camping, canoeing, and fishing are among his things to do when outside. Ron grew up in Michigan but considers himself a Vermonter.

Math & Science
Shawn Lenihan

Shawn Lenihan 4th, 5th, 6th grade Math and Science

Mr. Lenihan has been the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math and Science teacher since 2021. He also taught science at Rochester High school and then Rutland Town School before coming back to RES. He has been a resident of Rochester for over 16 years and looks forward to helping his community once again.