Ashley Morris, Teacher

My name is Ashley Morris and I was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina. Growing up, I attended Lexington schools (including Midway). I also completed my student teaching at Midway in the fall of 2008 with Mrs. Thomas’s kindergarten class. I am a 2009 graduate from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) where I majored in Early Childhood Education. I have my Master’s degree from Columbia College in Divergent Learning and I recently received National Board Certification. This will be my 11th year as a teacher at Midway. I am an avid Gamecock fan and love to attend the games with my husband, Alex. We enjoy spending time with our daughter, Anna Kate, and our Goldendoodle named Jax

Suzanne Farrell, Assistant

Mrs. Farrell is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina.  This will be her 9th year at Midway and her 8th year in the kindergarten classroom.  She has been married to her husband, David, for 27 years.  They have a 17-year-old daughter, Erin, who attends River Bluff High School.  They have a yellow Lab named Star.  The Farrell family spends much of their time outside:  hiking, fishing, working in the yard and going to the beach.

Laura Morrison, Teacher

I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also National Board Certified. I have taught kindergarten for twenty-three years. I grew up in Lexington and still live in Lexington as well! I am married to Scott Morrison. We have two children: Emily is 19 and is a sophomore at USC. Hunter is 15 and is a sophomore at Lexington High School. We also have one spoiled rotten fur-baby named Lucy.

Anthony Floyd, Assistant

Dale Thomas, Teacher

I am excited to begin my 21st year teaching kindergarten and my 15th year at Midway. I grew up in Columbia and graduated from Winthrop College with an Early Childhood Degree. I also have a Master’s Degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College and I am National Board Certified. My husband, Scott, is originally from Kentucky but Lexington has been our home for 22 years. We have three boys. Derek graduated from the The University of Kentucky and works for Duke Energy in Raleigh, NC. Corey will graduate in May from Samford University and is studying to become a youth minister and Jordan works at Honda Cars of Columbia. We are huge college football and basketball fans and enjoy cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats! I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends and teaching kindergarten.

Patty Holder, Assistant

Hello Mustangs! My name is Patty Holder and I am a graduate of Winthrop College with a BS Degree in Child Development. I grew up on Johns Island, SC. I have been teaching in the SC Public School System for 34 years, 23 of which have been here at Midway. My husband Kirk and I live in Lexington. We have 2 children, both of whom attended MES. Our daughter Anne, is a 2010 graduate of Presbyterian College and is a Program Specialist at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston. Our son Robert, is a 2016 graduate of The Citadel and is a First Lieutenant in The US Army and is stationed in Alaska. We are very active members of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington. I love teaching kindergarten, reading and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to another great year at MES!

Melissa Livingston, Teacher

We are so excited to be a part of the Midway Mustang Team! Your sweetie will have two teachers this year….Mrs. Livingston & Mrs. Steele. I taught kindergarten in Savannah, Georgia for eleven years before moving here to Lexington. After staying at home with my son for five years, I was blessed to get a job in Lexington School District One as a Learning Commons assistant at Midway Elementary School. I reentered the classroom at Lexington Elementary School and spent three years there teaching second grade and kindergarten. Kindergarten is my heart and I look forward to my third year teaching kindergarten at Midway Elementary. I can’t believe this is my seventeenth year of teaching! I graduated in 1998 from James Madison University where I was an English major and minored in Early Childhood. In 2004 I graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood Education, from Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, Georgia. Lexington, South Carolina has been home to my husband, Pat, and son, Brooks, and I for eleven years now. It truly is home. We have an adorable Chihuahua-Beagle dog, named Princess, who is a forever puppy. I spend a lot of time on the baseball diamond with Brooks. I love going to see my students play ball….and of course karate belt ceremonies, dance recitals and any of the interests the children want to share with me! I am a lover of chocolate, the beach and my Clemson Tigers!

Susan Steele, Assistant

I am looking forward to my second year at Midway Elementary. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina where I majored in Advertising/Public Relations. I grew up in West Columbia and attended Brookland-Cayce High School. I have lived in Lexington for the past 23 years with my husband Bill. We have three grown children, Kaley, Ali and William. All three of my children attended Midway Elementary. I also have an adorable Shih-Tzu puppy named Roo. Before becoming a Kindergarten assistant I subbed in Lexington District 1 for 4 years in Kindergarten through 12th grade. I was able to work along side many talented teachers. I also taught pre-school for 13 years at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. My career before becoming a mother was working as a buyer for women’s clothing for Belk and JB White. I am excited to meet my next group of wonderful children and look forward to a fabulous year!

Erin Willie, Teacher

French Immersion – ELA/Social Studies

I am so excited to start another year as a Midway Mustang, teaching kindergarten! This will be my eighth year at Midway and my thirteenth year teaching. I am a 2007 graduate of the University of South Carolina where I majored in Early Childhood Education. I have my Master’s degree from Columbia College in Divergent Learning. I grew up in the small town of Bowman, South Carolina so I am a country girl at heart. Outside of school, I love reading, spending time with my family, and visiting my family back home. I am married to Randy and have two step-sons (Brayden and Ethan) and one daughter (Lila). Lila is in third grade this year at Midway. I hope to instill the love of reading and writing in your child while having FUN! I look forward to a great year with your children.

Gabby Adams, Assistant

I have a BA in psychology from Brenau Women’s College. I was a Midway parent and have been an instructional assistant for several years. I am married to a wonderful man, Kyle, and haves two daughters, Emily and Caroline. We live in a “house divided”. Emily is a senior at Clemson University and Caroline is a sophomore at USC this fall. I love to read and visit my family in Charleston.

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French Immersion – Math/Science

Sophie Nollet, Assistant

Hello, my name is Sophie Nollet (Cornu is my maiden name) and I am an assistant in 5K kindergarten, in French immersion.
I was born in Antibes, in the South of France, on March 05, 1980. I have lived in Lexington for 2 years with my French husband and our 2 children, Matteo, 11 years old (6th grade in French immersion at Meadow Glen) and Giulia, 6 years old (1st grade in French Immersion at Midway). I worked in middle school and elementary school. I am happy to share my second year in kindergarten French Immersion at Midway with you!