Matthew Malila, Principal
Mr. Malila became principal of Sanborn Regional Middle School in 2021. Prior to 2021, Mr. Malila was an assistant principal at Sanborn Regional High School (2020-21) and Windham High School (2015-2020). Before becoming a school administrator, Mr. Malila gained a wide variety of experiences in several public and private schools. From 2006-2015, Mr. Malila taught 9th and 10th grade science at Exeter High School and was also Learning Area Leader for the Science Department (2012-2015). During this time, Mr. Malila’s own kids were young and he enjoyed coaching Cal Ripken baseball and youth softball in the Exeter area. From 2005-2006, Mr. Malila taught 9th and 10th grade science at Salem High School. Prior to relocating to NH in 2005, Mr. Malila and his family lived in Lakeville, CT where Mr. Malila taught at the Indian Mountain School (IMS). IMS is a junior boarding school and during his 7 years there Mr. Malila wore “many hats'' including: teaching 7th - 9th grade science; coaching football, hockey, and softball; participating in adventure education (low & high ropes courses, as well as wilderness backpack trips with students and staff), dorm parent, athletic director (2000-2003), and more. While Mr. Malila has been in education since 1998, education was not in Mr. Malila’s plans during or immediately after college. Upon graduating from UMASS, Amherst with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Mr. Malila worked in the environmental consulting field, which primarily dealt with conducting site assessments and identifying and cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater. After several years in this field, Mr. Malila wanted to try something different, and something that involved more personal connections and interactions, which is what led him to apply for and take a teaching position at IMS. Aside from obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Malila completed his Masters in Education at SNHU and has earned his Principal and Curriculum Administrator certifications.
Jason Trafton, Assistant Principal
Mr. Trafton joined Sanborn Middle School this year after serving as the assistant principal at Franklin Middle School for the previous 4 years. Before becoming a school administrator he taught social studies in grades 6-8 at Strafford School from 2004-2018 where he also coached soccer and was the athletic director. Mr. Trafton has his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s of Education from Franklin Pierce University and he earned his CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership from the University of New England. Mr. Trafton joined Sanborn Middle School this year after serving as the assistant principal at Franklin Middle School for the previous 4 years. Before becoming a school administrator he taught social studies in grades 6-8 at Strafford School from 2004-2018 where he also coached soccer and was the athletic director. Mr. Trafton has his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s of Education from Franklin Pierce University and he earned his CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership from the University of New England.
Stacey Wooster, Special Education Building Coordinator
Ms. Stacey Wooster joins the team at Sanborn for the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to accepting the Building Coordinator position at SRMS, she was the Student Support Coordinator for Lamprey River Elementary school in Raymond (2014-2020). Before transitioning to the Coordinator position, Ms. Wooster worked as a Special Education Teacher in Raymond working with Middle School students (2001-2014) where she was recognized as the Special Educator of the Year by the NH Council for Exceptional Children in 2011. In addition to providing services for students and supporting families through the IEP process, Ms. Wooster has enjoyed coaching athletes in Special Olympics for Track and Bowling. She is also proud of her years spent volunteering as a Coach for Girls on the Run. After working in the Hospitality industry for years, Ms. Wooster went back to school and earned a General Special Education Certification and a Masters of Education with a Specific Learning Disabilities Endorsement from Rivier College.
Megan Anderson, Guidance Counselor
Megan transitioned to SRMS from the high school where she worked for two years as a School Counselor. Prior to Sanborn she was a School Counselor at Franklin High School in Franklin, NH. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth State University with a Masters in Education, K-12 School Counseling in 2016. She holds a NH state certificate in School Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is passionate about providing mental health support, social/emotional learning, and college and career readiness to her students at the middle school.