About Us

Lauren Bauer

Lauren Bauer Principal Lauren_Bauer@hcpss.org
Welcome to a new school year! August 2016 begins my 30th year serving the HCPSS. I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with engaged parents, talented staff, and respectful students. Together we work to create and maintain a positive, safe learning environment for all. We love our school! Our school goals are focused on developing the whole child, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially, in order for each student to become college and career ready. Our hope is for children to leave Rockburn with a firm foundation academically and socially, ready to reach the next level of challenge on their educational and citizenship journey. Our PTA is an active group of caring parents and grandparents who support our school with programs and activities for students, staff, and families. Our vision is for every student to be inspired to learn and empowered to excel. We strive for every staff member and family to be actively engaged in the education of our children. Together, we will prepare each student to successfully participate in a diverse world. My door is open to all at anytime you want to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions. Please join us on our educational journey at Rockburn!

Leslie Brickner

Leslie Brickner Assistant Principal Leslie_Brickner@hcpss.org
As assistant principal at Rockburn Elementary School, I look forward to coming to school everyday, and I am committed to the school's vision of creating responsible, life-long learners by setting high expectations for each student in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment. I believe that parents, staff and the community have an important partnership and obligation to work towards this goal. Building a strong relationship with students and families is the first step to achieving academic success; therefore I look forward to meeting each family and working together to support your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 13-year-old daughter, 10-year-old son, and our puppy, Cooper.

School Overview

  Google Map with Direction Side Bar

School History:

Earl Slacum and Diane Mumford cutting the Ribbon in August of 1993.

The school was designed to house six instructional pods, four kindergarten instructional areas, and a special education regional early childhood center. The program capacity for Rockburn Elementary was approximately 650 students. Spaces to serve Recreation and Parks services were incorporated into the design to allow evening and after hours use of the school. Rockburn opened with approximately 400 students. An addition to the building was completed in 2004. Another addition was completed in 2007.
The following people have been or are currently the administrators at Rockburn Elementary School.
Earl Slacum
Ruth Heath
Susan Goglia
Heidi Balter
Lauren Bauer
Assistant Principals
Diane Mumford
Deborah Jagoda
Heidi Balter
Pat Shifflett
Leslie Brickner
The Rockburn Web Site was originally designed by Beth and Samantha, two fifth graders during the 1996 - 1997 school year. It was maintained monthly by Ronnie and Nichole the next year and Josh and Shivani the year after that, all in the fifth grade. Since then, it has been maintained by Sam Polack.
In January of 2008, the website was revamped to fit in with newly established county guidelines regarding appearance. Below is a screen shot of the old site the day before the new look began.
In June of 2014, the website was revamped to fit in yet again with newly established county guidelines regarding appearance. Below is a screen shot of the old site several days before the new look began.

School Profile: Rockburn Elementary School
Fast facts about Rockburn ES listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE Individual School Performance Report
The Individual School Performance Report for each school is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and reflects the school's proficiency levels on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 2: Theo Cramer

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

RES BOE Representative: Kirsten Coombs