Tyesha Deas

High School Math Teacher
“I love making math fun and easy for my students.”

Meet the college of education stem teacher ambassadors

Tyesha Deas
Current High School Math Teacher at Lower Richland High School
2011 Master of Teaching 
Graduate from U of SC

Favorite Teaching Moment:
When students have that “ah-ha!” burst of knowledge and the light bulb goes off.

Her Math Moxie:
Making the hard stuff seem easy.

Teaching Nickname:
“Neighborhood Coach”

The Story Behind the Nickname:
“Growing up, I made really good grades in math,” she says. “Word got round and before I knew it, kids from the neighborhood would come over to our house and ask me to tutor them. I was only 11-years-old, but I must have been doing something right. All the kids I tutored got better grades and test scores after a few sessions with me. I became the neighborhood math coach. Who knew doing what I loved at 11-years-old would turn into such a rewarding career years later.”