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Stacey Axelsson

My name is Stacey Axelsson and I’m excited to be embarking on my sixth year of teaching fifth grade at Midway! Prior to MES, I spent almost five years teaching in Pennsylvania. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I am certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade as well as special education up through twelfth grade. Before becoming a teacher, my career focused on writing and communications. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time on the lake with my family, participating in book clubs, traveling and taking photographs. In addition to my husband of twenty five years, I have a son who is a Sophomore at Clemson and a daughter who is a rising Sophomore in high school. 

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David Dutka

I look forward to getting to know each of my students as we embark on an adventure of learning together this year.  

It’s hard to believe the 2023-24 school year will be my sixth year teaching fifth grade at Midway Elementary.  MES has been a huge part of my career both before and after graduating from USC in 2018.  I attended college about a decade later than your typical college student and while doing so, I worked at Midway as a substitute employee and later as a member of the custodial staff.  While student teaching, I had the opportunity to learn from the teachers and students here at Midway.  I still learn from the teachers and students here and that is what makes our school’s learning community so strong.  

This past school year, I completed coursework to earn my endorsement for teaching gifted & talented students and this summer, I attended training to become CPR-certified.  When I am not teaching and learning at Midway, I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, kayaking on the Saluda River, walking my dog, Letty, and maintaining a respectful distance from my cat, Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Jessie Garner

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Emily Garren

I am looking forward to another great year of teaching fifth grade at Midway! This will be my eleventh year teaching and my sixth year at Midway. I have taught both fifth and third grade, but have been in fifth for the past eight years. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's in Elementary Education and received my Masters from Coastal Carolina in Teaching with a focus on literacy. My husband, Wesley, and I enjoy spending time with our two young children, Whit (5) and Scottie (2), traveling, and being on any type of water! I love coffee, CFA, and Amazon! I am excited to work with my students this year!

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Kate Paull

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Camdyn Ritchie

Hello and welcome to fifth grade! My name is Camdyn Ritchie and this will be my first year of teaching. I am a product of Lexington One by graduating from River Bluff High School. Go Gators! I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to serve the same county that gave me so much. I continued my education by receiving my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University and am currently pursuing my masters degree. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing with my dogs, Dixie and Darcie, reading and eating Chick-Fil-A! I am excited to learn and grow over my first year at Midway Elementary. Go Mustangs! 

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Katrinda Scott

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This is my eleventh-year teaching at MES. I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade French Immersion for the 8th year. I have been in education for 27 years teaching in the classroom, homebound, and online. My husband and I have two children who attend River Bluff High School (10th grade) and the University of SC (sophomore). In our free time, we like to travel, play at the pool, and do things together. I graduated from the University of TN with a bachelor's in French, a master's, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have taught 2nd grade through adult education, as well as online courses.