Phone: (205) 685-6700
Degrees and Certifications:
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education, The University of West Alabama, 2003 – 2007 (Recipient of the University of West Alabama Mathematics Scholar Award 2007) • Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree in Mathematics Education, The University of West Alabama, 2007 – 2008 • Educational Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership, The University of West Alabama, 2012 – 2014 • Instructional Leadership (School Administration) Certification, The University of West Alabama, 2014 – 2016
Mr. Derrick Hester
My name is Derrick Hester, and I am the K-12 Mathematics Specialist for Alabaster City Schools. I am originally from the small town of Millry, Alabama located in south Alabama. After graduating from Millry High School, I attended the University of West Alabama from the fall of 2003 until the spring of 2007. I started my teaching career in Demopolis City Schools. During my tenure in Demopolis City Schools, I taught at Demopolis Middle School and Demopolis High School. I served as math department chair at Demopolis Middle School from 2009-2012. In 2009, I was awarded Demopolis Middle School Teacher of the Year. In the fall of 2012, I started teaching in Saraland City Schools. In 2014, I was awarded Saraland City Schools Teacher of the Year and Saraland High School Teacher of the Year. During late spring of 2014, I accepted a job with Alabaster City Schools. This will be starting my 5th year with Alabaster City Schools. I have enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful community. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to work with some awesome students and incredible math teachers in Alabaster City Schools. I am looking forward to another great school year. As always, it is a great day to be a WARRIOR!