Laura McDermott is currently in her eighth year of teaching English at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire. She earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching (Secondary English) in 2013 and was a fellow in the New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project. She is passionate about creating international connections and helped lead student exchanges in Denmark, Iceland, and Taiwan as part of her school’s International Baccalaureate program. Laura enjoys writing poetry and was published in Feminine Collective. More recently, her poem, “Hot Potato,” was accepted for publication in English Journal.