Makers Mill Board Member Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes


Mission Circle (Board) and Advancement Circle

Nancy arrived in Wolfeboro from Groton, Massachusetts in 2015 with her husband, Craig Gemmell, and two teenaged boys. For almost 30 years, Nancy has taught English at the high school level (with brief stints at the undergraduate and middle school levels), and she currently works at Brewster Academy.


As a student, teacher, and administrator, Nancy has been involved in the independent school world for most of her life. Both she and her husband were drawn to Brewster Academy, in part, because of its unique relationship to the town of Wolfeboro. She believes that living in small communities—be it at a residential school or a small town (or BOTH!)—has the capacity to draw out the best in individuals by inspiring concern for others, respectfulness, and collaboration. Her work as an educator has developed in her a sincere interest in public/private partnerships, and she is enthusiastic about all of the opportunities alive in Wolfeboro and its surrounding area.

Nancy considers herself a “citizen of New England,” having lived and gone to school in Connecticut, owning a home in Vermont, and spending the summers on Cape Cod with her extended family. Along with the fabulous hiking and skiing opportunities in New Hampshire, she also loves the excitement of living in the “first in the nation” state. Nancy has served on a number of school and community boards in the New England area.

Nancy’s dream day is a couple of hours of tennis, some yoga, quiet time with a newspaper or novel, poking around in the garden, and a fabulous meal with loved ones and new friends.

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