Custodial Services
Jessie Potter

Jessie Potter Rochester Head Custodian

Jessie joined the supervisory union in 2012 as the preschool assistant at our Bethel location. While working there she also substituted as a custodian where needed, and then took a permanent part-time position at the Rochester school. In 2015 she accepted the lead custodial position in Rochester where she is now located. She is now able to observe the growth and development of the students as they journey through all of their elementary years. At home with her husband, Jessie enjoys crochet, quilting, and canning from the garden.

Food Service
Pam Gendron

Pam Gendron Stockbridge Food Service Director

Ms. Pam originally from Bethel; lives in Rochester with her husband and 14-year-old son.  Ms. Pam has been the Food Service Manager in Stockbridge since 2018; coming from Joslyn House; a shared housing facility in Randolph.  She loves to cook nutritious meals for all her students.  Ms. Pam enjoys camping, kayaking, baking, gardening, stock car racing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Food Service
Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor Rochester Food Service Director

Ms. Julie is the hot lunch lady and has worked in Rochesters kitchen since 2012 before that she was a substitute teacher and lunch lady. She has also driven  school bus for the last 8 years. She has two children  Landon 16 and Kimberly 20 and likes being outside, writing books and star gazing.

Food Service
Evelyn Twitchell

Evelyn Twitchell Rochester Food Service

Mrs.Evelyn has been working at Rochester for just a few years, she has done many other jobs including farming, factory, splitting wood, house manager for a couple of different families. Her favorite things to do are jeeping in the woods on trails and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with her husband and friends and nice walks with her two dogs and of course the beach.

Long Term Substitutes

Laurie Novotny

Ms. Laurie is a full-time substitute teacher at the Stockbridge Central school. Prior to becoming a full-time substitute teacher she had an in-home daycare for 25 years. She has a deep passion for working with children of all ages. She has three children who are Alumni of Stockbridge, Rochester, and Bethel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and grandchildren. She is proud to be a part of this community.

Long-Term Substitutes
Lindsey LaPerle

Lindsey LaPerle Rochester Long Term Substitute

Miss. Lindsey has been the permanent sub for Rochester since 2020. She loves being a part of this community. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Burleigh Griffith

Burleigh Griffith Rochester Prek Paraeducator

Mr. Burleigh has been the Preschool Assistant in Rochester since 2016, He has three children, two who attend Rochester, and one at The Sharon Academy. He loves learning, being outdoors and on the water. He is in the last year of an online Bachelor's Degree Program  in Early Childhood Education from Northern Vermont University, working toward his teaching license.

Kaitlyn Messier

Kaitlyn Messier StockbridgeParaeducator

Miss Kaitlyn began working at SCS in 2015. She started out in the Kindergarten classroom as a one on one paraeducator. Kaitlyn loves working in the school and getting to learn alongside the students. In her free time, she enjoys her dachshunds, swimming, and reading.

Christina Vanlandingham

Christina Vanlandingham Rochester Paraeducator

Ms. Tina is a paraeducator at Rochester school beginning fall 2021, after relocating to Vermont with her husband and four children. She has worked in education since 2015, with a majority of focus on special education and behavior intervention. In her spare time she enjoys family time, camping,  taking their dog for walks, crocheting,  and watching her kids play sports.


Tristan Rich- Goding Paraeducator

Tristan has worked at Rochester Elementary School since 2015 and has been a volunteer for even longer. Though he was born and educated in Vermont, he spent several years in Kansas working in factories, construction, and maintenance. He spent much of his childhood in Rochester and loves its community. He is passionate about conservation, peacekeeping, nature, children, and animals. He is also an avid art, music, film, and literary expert and can be found working at Sandy’s Bookery on the weekends.


Elissa Klingensmith Paraeducator