Phone: (803) 432-6122


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education, Coastal Carolina, 1994

Mrs. Lori Deese

I am Lori Deese and this is my 16th year teaching and my 3rd year in third grade.   This year our team is looking forward to some exciting learning experiences for your child here at Midway!  I am a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.  I have experience in grades 2-8th grades but I must say, 3rd grade has been my favorite! 

I am married to Eddie Deese and together we have three children Matheson , Davis, and Max.  My daughter Matheson,  graduated this past May from Coastal Carolina University, Davis is entering his sophomore year at Clemson University, and Max will be entering his freshman year at Lugoff Elgin High School!  My husband owns his own mobile pizza oven business and on the weekends I work with him selling pizza, I get to meet wonderful people all over South Carolina.  

My favorite things to do are to spend time with my family, cook, and read.  I enjoy spending time with dear friends who I have met through teaching here at Midway and am now blessed to call them "family".  I am also recognizable throughout the school for my love of flamingos.  I am very excited about this upcoming year and want to work with all of my families to build lasting relationships throughout this year.