Dr. Ces Laurel is a Reading Specialist and an Early Childhood Educator by profession. She earned her Ph.D. in Reading Education at the University of the Philippines College of Education, Diliman. She is a Master of Family Life & Child Development & is also a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication major in Film and Audio-Visual Communication degree holder from the same University. She is an experienced classroom teacher for more than a decade. She has been a resource person/ speaker in seminars and workshops on Teaching Beginning Reading and other topics about Early Childhood Development. She worked as both a Professor and a Department Head at the Kinder to Grade 2 (K-2) Department of the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS). She also taught at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) as an Affiliate Professor and handled graduate classes in Reading Education.
She is a work-at-home mom, a full-time teacher to I. , and wife to Dr. K, a physician by profession.