Ms. Lara Cory Miller



Email: lcmiller@mpsaz.org
Phone: 480-472-2721  

Check Grades Here:  GRADE PORTAL

About Me:

As a product of Mesa Public Schools, I can honestly say I am proud to be a part of the continuum of passing on the tradition of education.  I was a Hawk at Hawthorne Elementary School,a panther at Poston Junior High (only because Stapley wasn't open yet), and graduated a Toro from Mountain View High School. I then went on to become a lumberjack and receive an undergraduate and graduate degree from Northern Arizona University. I hold a Master's of Secondary Education with a reading endorsement.

I have three daughters. My oldest graduated form NAU  with a degree in forestry and works for Arizona Game and Fish as a Wildlife Biologist. Maddison, my middle daughter, attends Stony Brook University in New York. She is in her second year of her master's program for physician assistant. Morghan, my youngest daughter, will begin her first your at Northern Arizona University studying behavioral psychology.  I grew up in this very neighborhood and am thrilled to have my girls do the same.  We enjoy spending time together as a family and exploring the outdoors.  We love to get away to Flagstaff as much as possible to relish the serenity of the mountains. We spend our time hiking, camping, biking or simply reading in the shade of the trees. However, if I had my choice vacation, I would be lounging on a beach near the ocean.

As for teaching, my philosophy is that learning is a life-long process. I find nothing more exhilarating than empowering a student and watching the "ah ha" moment of success.  My goal is to foster a love of learning and encourage the desire to always do our personal best to meet high expectations.

This year begins a new adventure for all of us as we start in this remote learning environment.  This will be a journey we navigate together to ensure it is a rewarding and successful experience. 

Remote Learning Helpful Links:   

Be ready for the first by making sure you can do the following:

  • Access Clever [Clever is how you will get into Canvas -- ALWAYS use this as your starting point]

Parents -



First Week 2020 Schedule


Regular Weekly Schedule