Aurora Binette, BS, Teacher

Aurora was born and raised in Franconia, New Hampshire. Aurora grew up minutes away from Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch, both of which she frequently visited to ski and hike. From a young age, Aurora loved the outdoors and the adventures the mountains held.

Aurora graduated from Plymouth State University with an Associates of Arts in Sociology before taking an academic break to serve as a Corps Man in the United States Navy. Afterward, Aurora attended Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology. Aurora is currently attending New England College to earn her Master’s in Special Education Literacy: Reading and Language Arts. She will also be working on earning a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies in Philosophy and Literature.

Before taking her job at Summit, Aurora assisted with the reunification of families that have been affected by Substance Use Disorder and mental health issues. In addition, Aurora has worked with women and children’s advocacy groups. Because of Aurora’s own struggles with school dynamics as a teenager, her love for the wilderness, and her drive to work with youth, Aurora was drawn to working with Summit students and their families. Aurora loves that Summit offers a supportive environment where students can gain confidence and have positive role models.

Aurora began her role as the English Language Arts teacher at Summit in March of 2021. She spends her time in the classroom with students helping them with their individual curriculums, as well as helping students master relevant study skills.

Aurora lives just over the border in New Hampshire with her husband and her cat Megan. Outside of the classroom, you can find Aurora cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, cooking, and playing her bass. You might even see Aurora on the trail with Megan wearing her neon harness, as Megan joins Aurora on most of her adventures.