This is Laura's 33rd year of teaching. Laura is a member of the original staff when HCHS opened in 1991. Laura Byrd is an Advanced Placement and Honors chemistry teacher at Houston County High. She has taught chemistry since graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in science education. She has also earned a master's of education in leadership and a specialist in leadership from Columbus State College. She has worked extensively with the Region, State and International Science Fairs, and served as Chairperson of the Houston Regional Science and Engineering Fair.