About Us

Mrs. Elizabeth Yankle - Principal

Elizabeth Yankle Principal Elizabeth_Yankle@hcpss.org
Hello! I am Liz Yankle, the Principal of Rockburn Elementary! This will be my 6th year as Principal here and I couldn’t be more proud! I have spent my entire career in Howard County Public Schools as a teacher, Reading Specialist, and an administrator. We have the most amazing staff, engaged students, and supportive families. A little bit about me: I love to spend time with my husband, Brian, my two children Nick, who attends Shepherd University and Zach, who attends JMU. We have two dogs, Charlie and Dewey! I am an avid runner (you can find me running through the Rockburn neighborhoods on a daily basis). I have run 36 marathons. I also love to spend time at the beach, relaxing and reading a book! The beach is definitely my happy place! Please feel free to contact me at any time, my door is always open. Feel free to email me at elizabeth_yankle@hcpss.org

Nicole Meyerson - Assistant Principal

Nicole Meyerson Assistant Principal nicole_meyerson@hcpss.org
My journey as an educator began 17 years ago in Hillsborough County Public Schools located in Tampa, FL. I taught both fourth and fifth grade during my 13 years in the classroom. In 2018, I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Tampa. I then became the Assistant Principal at Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School. Having the time to see students through receiving their high school diplomas was really special. In 2020 I returned to the elementary level as the Assistant Principal at James Elementary School. After relocating to Maryland, I joined the HCPSS family as a fifth-grade teacher at Gorman Crossing Elementary. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful staff, students, and families that make up our Rockburn community and doing what is best for kids. A little about me: I enjoy being active, trying new restaurants and foods, and being around family and friends. I am excited to meet everyone! Please feel free to stop by or send me an email.

School Overview

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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
Elizabeth Yankle
Assistant Principals
Diane Mumford
Deborah Jagoda
Heidi Balter
Pat Shifflett
Leslie Brickner
Melisha Martin
Nicole Meyerson
Rockburn's Rainbow Representatives:
Kelly Brasel
Diana Bennett
Emily Ingalls
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 School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

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.

Acting Community Superintendent Area 2: Jonathan Davis

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: Robyn Scates