• Welcome to Science Lab

    Mrs. Lester
    Email: dlester@iss.k12.nc.us
    Apple Teacher
    Classroom Mission
    Together we will learn new ideas by exploring the world around us. We will use an investigative approach to learn about the topics that spark our curiosity as we discover--hands on!
    About Me
    My name is Debra Lester and this is my 15th year teaching at TES. I spent 5 years as a First Grade teacher and 10 years in the Science Lab. My husband, Pete, and I have two sons, Drew and Carson. 
    • BS Elementary Education, 2004
    • M Ed  Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, 2010 
    • Ed S  Curriculum and Instruction, 2013
    • Ed D  Curriculum and Instruction, 2017 
    • Toyota West Teacher of the Year 2013
    • Troutman Elementary Teacher of the Year 2012-2013
    • District Teacher of the Year (2nd) 2012-2013 
    • Wells Fargo Outstanding Educator 2012-2013