Phone: (256) 430-2751


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Alabama in Huntsville - Bachelors in Elementary Education University of Alabama in Birmingham - Masters in Elementary Education Columbia's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year National Board Certified Teacher - Early Childhood Generalist

Mrs. Laura Hester

I am originally from Missouri, but I have lived in Alabama since college. Chris and I were married in October 2004. We have two children, Luke and Abby. We have a golden retriever named Daisy. I enjoy teaching, reading, exercising, watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball games, and spending time with my family and friends. 

The best word to describe me is grateful. I am grateful for my husband and children. I am grateful for my parents and extended family. I am grateful for my church and to have the opportunity to be a active member.  I am grateful to be a part of the Columbia Family. I am grateful for the opportunity to be your child's Kindergarten teacher.

I have taught Kindergarten at Columbia Elementary since the school opened in 2004.