Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree in Child Development Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Laura Riner
I am starting my 7th year teaching PreK for the Alabama First Class PreK Program, loving referred to as OSR. I am starting my fourth year teaching at Athens Elementary School. I graduated from Athens State University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2008. I love working at Athens Elementary School and look forward to learning more with them this year!
I have been happily married to my wonderful husband, Junior Riner, for 25 years and have two beautiful children (well, young adults). My son, T.J. just started working as a Pipefitter Apprentice at Tuscumbia Utilities. My daughter, Tori, just got married and moved to Memphis with her new husband, Caunr. I have greatly enjoyed begin a mother and look forward to the next phase of my life!
Teaching is my passion. I love teaching! I love seeing those "ah-ha" moments light up in the eyes of the children I am privileged to help. If I am blessed to have your child in my classroom, I look forward to getting to know your family and partnering with you to help your child dream big and grow strong.