Rockingham School Board

Chris Kibbe

*Christopher Kibbe

Rockingham Board Member

Term Expires 2025

     Although I was for many years a blueberry farmer and maple syrup producer, I became interested in teaching because I felt that education offered an escape for many families working to overcome generational poverty. I still hold this belief although I now understand how the effects of social and economic injustice can make even accessing the PreK-12 public education system difficult for groups of people that have been systematically discriminated against over time as well as for any people experiencing poverty.

     I started teaching at Flood Brook Union School and later served six years as the principal at the Saxtons River Elementary School. I concluded my educational career serving twelve years in the central office at the WNESU, five as superintendent. I hold a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership at Union Institute and University. I retired several years ago and now reside at my family’s farm near Saxtons River.

     I encourage others to consider running for the school board in Rockingham and in the WNESU. If enough progressively minded people step up, we can really make a difference. Please contact me if you have an interest in becoming involved.


Priscilla Lambert

*Priscilla Lambert

Rockingham Board Chair; BFUHS Board Member

Email: [email protected]

BFUHS Term Expires 2025 Rockingham Term Expires 2024

    My passion for education started early at age three when I taught lessons to my dolls. I attended school and graduated from BF, like my parents, three of my five children, and one of my grandchildren. I value education and earned a BS in Elementary Ed at UVM, an MS in Counseling at Jacksonville State, and a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in Education at Johns Hopkins.
     During my teaching career, I taught a variety of different subjects and ages of students from preschool through college graduate classes.  Since my husband was in military service, we lived a variety of places before coming back home.  My last 25 years of teaching in public education were in special education at BFUHS with the distinction of being highly qualified in math, science, social studies, and English.
      I currently teach Tai Chi at the BF Senior Center.  In the community, I also participate with the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), the BF Women’s Club, Women’s Fellowship through my church, the Windham County Retired Teachers, and my BF High School class gatherings and Women’s Luncheons.
      As a member of the school board and board committees, I aim to make sure students have the opportunity for an excellent educational experience and that the districts and administration are accountable and transparent to all in their use of public funds.  I welcome the chance to discuss and address community and staff concerns. 
James McAuliffe

*James McAuliffe

Rockingham Board Member

Email: [email protected]

Term Expires 2024

     I am a life-long learner with a deep appreciation for the value of education.  My background in finance and leadership is useful in the Board’s role as overseer of the Rockingham Schools.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 


Bill MOrse

Bill Morse

Rockingham Board Clerk

Email: [email protected]

Term Expires 2026

     My name is Bill Morse and I am a retired public school teacher and Navy veteran.     I would like to see more students in our schools become enthused readers and lovers of history.    Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you.


Caitlin Deschenes-Desmond

Rockingham Vice-Chair

Email: [email protected]

Term Expires 2025

     As a mother to a future WNESU student, I care deeply about supporting our students, teachers and schools.

     I grew up attending a small regional school system, and I have spent the past 10 years working with districts and state education agencies across the country in my role at The New Teacher Project. In my personal and professional life, I've seen the difference that involved and caring community members can make in students' lives, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our schools.

* denotes WNESU board voting members.