Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lashika Hester
Miss Hester is originally from Lumberton, North Carolina. She began teaching in Teacher Cadet in high school. After receiving the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship, Miss Hester attended East Carolina University. After graduating from East Carolina University she began her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher with Nash-Rocky Mount. She taught first grade for three years in Hoke County and then four years with Pitt County teaching first, second and sixth grade. Miss Hester is entering her eighth year with Wake County schools as a fourth grade teacher.
Miss Hester loves to read, swim and dance. Miss Hester has a wonderful rescue fur baby, Sunshine, who is her heart. She has a brother stationed in Hawaii in the U.S. Army. She has two sisters, Vakiya and Angel. She is very close to her mother and stepfather. Miss Hester loves her family tremendously.
Why I teach...
Teaching allows me to make a positive difference in the lives of future generations. Teaching makes my heart happy, because I believe there is power in education.
Why our magnet theme, Environmental and Community Connections excites me...
Our new theme makes me excited because it motivates me as an adult to get outside and to care for our environment. I not only want to help explore the outside world with my students, but it opens doors of possible for me too.