Laura Millar
English Teacher, Nashua School District

Laura Millar is an educator and performing artist living in southern New Hampshire. Laura is a middle school English teacher in Nashua, where she also serves as the director of the school’s drama program. As an educator, her passions include helping students develop executive functioning skills and foster their creativity and problem-solving skills to access the core academic curriculum. Laura also runs a successful voice studio and performs in theatrical productions across the state. She hosts a concert benefit series called NH Heart & Soul that has partnered performers, faith leaders, and community organizers to fundraise for local nonprofit organizations. Throughout her life, Laura has focused on advocating for and working with children and young adults. Laura has served as the Teen Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, as a caretaker for children with special needs, and as a nanny and camp counselor. She earned a BS in Music Performance from Hofstra University, where she awarded several merit scholarships and grants for academia and musicianship. She then graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English Education from Rivier University. Laura regularly participates in calls for local and nationwide calls for equity, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. A few of her role models include Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Malala Yousafzai, and Jo Ann Robinson.