About Carolina Prep School
A nurturing culture, using maternal care as a model.
Faculty and staff consistently provide caring attitudes and actions to mirror the way you would treat your child.
A facility designed with children in mind.
We have designed our space to provide an array of exciting experiences for your student throughout the day.
A parental support program.
We partner with you in the development of your child.
In Their Words
“This school is very diverse culturally. My children attend with students who are from many backgrounds who speak multiple languages.”
“The teachers are wonderful. They have a wonderful core knowledge format and teach in a very caring, nurturing manner.”
“I feel my kids are getting a well-rounded education from a quality faculty and staff, but of equal importance to me is that my kids enjoy going to school and are having fun learning.”
“This is an environment that provides, besides safety and the highest competence, international and cultural enrichments, and outstanding social skills for your child.”
Facility & Location
Carolina Prep School is located in close proximity to the Roper Mountain Rd. / I-385 intersection at:
212 Roper Mountain Rd Ext.
Greenville, SC 29615
Our prep school facility is designed to fit our school values and mission. An open, friendly learning environment, our facility includes a gymnasium, theater, traveling technology center, language lab, outdoor learning and play, art studio, and music hall.
Entry to our facility is allowable through key fob entry only. A school-wide intercom system allows for immediate communication.
Our team includes administrators, faculty, staff, and our Board!
Marcus Allen After School
Marcus Allen is a Spartanburg native and a huge Clemson fan! For almost 13 years, Marcus has been a role model for youth across the state of South Carolina. After receiving his Children’s Ministry Certification from the Children’s Ministries Institute in Missouri, Marcus traveled around South Carolina with the Children’s Evangelism Fellowship. He has also been a part of Fairforest Middle School’s After School program and was the Director of After School for the YMCA. Marcus co-owns Spartanburg Swing where he shares his passion for dancing! Marcus enjoys watching movies and longboarding during his free time as well.
Chris Williams After School
Mr. Chris Williams is from right here in Greenville! He has spent the last 18 years working with children around the world from the United States to the Ukraine! He continues to work with children in Children’s Ministry along with his after school students at Carolina Prep. Chris is a current volunteer with UNICEF, supporting children around the globe, and has volunteered with the Salvation Army in the past. Chris is a veteran of the United States Army and a huge Notre Dame fan!
McKenzie Stokes Art
McKenzie Stokes always knew that art was going to play a major role in her life. From the time she was a young child, she spent her days drawing and creating new things. She graduated from Anderson University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual concentrations in Studio Art and Graphic Design. McKenzie has worked with children ranging in ages from 2 to 11 years old in schools, churches, and art camps. In her free time, McKenzie dives into a good book or stays up late watching movies with her twin sister.
Kristin Eppinger Assistant Director
Ms. Kristin Eppinger is an enthusiastic and positive woman who incorporates her love for nature, health, and creativity into her teaching! Originally born in Philadelphia, Kristin has since lived in California and England before moving to Greenville, South Carolina. She has been caring for and teaching children for over 12 years as a camp counselor, sports coach, volunteer, and Pre-School teacher. Kristin attended Winthrop University where she studied Sociology and is currently working on her CDA. Through free exploration of all materials in their environment, Kristin helps promote creative freedom and independence in every child’s young life!
Lee Pariseau Executive Director
A native of Moncks Corner, SC, Lee Pariseau is a graduate of Winthrop University. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Pariseau began working at Classy Kids with all ages before becoming the teacher of their certified Kindergarten program. She then became director of the location in Simpsonville. Mrs. Pariseau had the opportunity to be a part of Palmetto Prep. She was a key member of the original startup team. She became a director responsible for the Preschool and Primary School. Mrs. Pariseau was responsible for choosing, implementing, and monitoring curricula for infants through 5th grade. She developed and implemented ongoing training for the entire staff, as well as, maintained scheduling, human resources, accounting/deposits, and all requirements for state agencies. Mrs. Pariseau enjoys golf, watching sports, and spending time with her husband Brad, son Jake, and dog Millie.
Tracey Marshall Fifth Grade
Tracey Marshall is a native of Maryland, but moved to Greenville in 2010 from Birmingham, Alabama. Tracey attended Southeastern University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business. Mrs. Tracey Marshall completed the Teach for America program in 2007 and became certified in teaching that same year for the state of Florida; she holds her teaching certification for the state of South Carolina as well. While teaching at Andrew Robinson Elementary in Florida, she was chosen as Co-Grade Level Chair & model classroom for the 2009-2010 school year. She was also awarded the Merit Award in 2009 & 2010 for Student Gains. Before teaching at Andrew Robinson, she worked for Sylvan Learning Center as a teacher for the After-School program. Mrs. Marshall lives with her husband, two sons and a black lab, and in her spare time she likes to travel, enjoy family time, run, and read!
Erika Heath First Grade
Erika Heath is an Upstate native and USC Upstate graduate. Erika began her teaching career in a local Pre-School and continued her degree in Education. Erika completed her practicum teaching hours in both Second Grade and Fourth Grade classrooms. She absolutely loves coffee, the beach, and shopping, but her favorite activity is spending time with her son!
Susan Butler Floater
Susan Butler was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and has called it home ever since! She graduated from Winthrop University with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. Susan spends her time at home reading, gardening, and working on do-it-yourself projects, but her most favorite time is spent with her wonderful nieces! At Carolina Prep, Susan enjoys working in several classrooms because she gets to know all of our children throughout the school!
Elizabeth Carver Infant 1
Elizabeth Carver’s favorite parts about being a young infant teacher are watching her children grow, building an unbreakable trust with them, and simply being able to show them love throughout the day! She has been teaching young children for over 11 years and holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Outside of school, Elizabeth enjoys taking road trips, hiking and other outdoor activities, spending time with her nephews, and hanging out with friends!
Carissa Pace Infant 1
Carissa Pace is a Greenville native and has over 7 years of experience teaching in preschools. She enjoys working with young children and helping them learn through hands-on activities. Carissa’s love for reading and crafting is brought into her teaching style and interactions in the classroom. She also has a three year old son who attends Carolina Prep School!
Ashley Honeycutt Infant 2
Ashley Honeycutt has a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Elementary Education and a degree in Psychology from Fort Hays State University. Ashley has spent 4 years working with young children, primarily with infants and toddlers. For Ashley, the most rewarding part about teaching young children is watching them grow and learn from the beginning and knowing she was a part of it!
Kathy Ryan Infant 2
Kathy Ryan was born and raised in New Hampshire and after living in Texas, moved to Greenville seven years ago to be near her grandson. She has over six years of experience working with children. In her free time, she loves to bake, shop and spend time with her husband, three children and grandson.
Misty White Kindergarten
Misty White graduated from USC Upstate with a B.A. in Education, and holds her certification in Early Childhood Development by the South Carolina State Board of Education. While completing her degree, Misty volunteered in Greenville County classrooms, as well as led weekly classroom reading programs. She has worked in Kindergarten classrooms at both Brushy Creek Elementary and Mountain View Elementary schools. Mrs. White was also an Elementary School Age Children’s Director at a local church, where her responsibilities included, but were not limited to: curriculum development, teaching, and scheduling. Misty has a passion for helping children learn and grow, and she has been a part of the Carolina Prep team since January 2011.
Sarah Brown Music
Mrs. Brown is a native of Chicago who currently lives in Spartanburg. She attended Converse College where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Mrs. Brown joined Carolina Prep as it opened in 2010 as the music teacher and after-school teacher. Most recently, she was a long-term substitute music teacher in Spartanburg County School District Two. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son Anthony and their pets.
Brad Pariseau Operations
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brad Pariseau is graduate of Boston College, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Mr. Pariseau was the general manager of Palmetto Prep responsible for all aspects of running the school, including growth, expansion, personnel, financials, and operations. He previously worked with investors as the general manager of Right Source. In that capacity, he grew the education/learning services business, opened five state-of-the-art technology learning centers, developed and implemented the educational business plan, and managed global sales and marketing initiatives and learning services. Brad also served as the Vice President of Availant, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. He was responsible for all aspects of running and developing the business including strategy, direction, growth and profitability. Brad has also owned and operated his own businesses, including a temporary staffing agency and retail store. Brad enjoys golf, watching sports, and spending time with his wife Lee, son Jake, and dog Millie.
Torian Ware Physical Education
Mr. Torian Ware teaches Physical Education here at Carolina Prep School! Torian graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management. He is a former Men’s Track and Field athlete for Clemson and currently coaches cross country at Carolina High School. Torian has experience working with children ages 2-18, and now he and his wife have two young children of their own! Whether playing basketball, running, or spending quality time with his family, Torian enjoys being active. He hopes to instill his love for physical activity and healthy living in each of his students!
Melissa Sharpless Pre-K
Melissa Sharpless grew up in Sumter, South Carolina and graduated from Laurence Manning Academy. She received a BA in Elementary Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Mrs. Sharpless taught pre-school in Sumter for three years before moving to Greenville. She taught K4 for four years at Trinity Methodist Kindergarten. Melissa was most recently a Prepper teacher at Palmetto Prep, where she taught for 3 years. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Brittany Niles Pre-Preppers
Brittany Niles is so happy to be a part of our Carolina Prep family! Although originally from Florida, she has lived most of here life here in Greenville, South Carolina. Brittany has been working with young children for three years and is rewarded by the difference she makes in their little lives everyday. She brings her artistic and crafty talents into the classroom with her creative activities for Pre-Preppers! Along with loving children and animals, Brittany’s family is the biggest part of her life!
Joy Motz Pre-Preppers
Joy Motz was born and raised in Greenville, SC. Mrs. Motz has worked in childcare since 1999. She has served as an after-school teacher, after-school site director and day camp director at the Eastside Family YMCA. Most recently she was an after-school/day camp teacher at Palmetto Prep. Joy enjoys working with children and spending time with her family.
Lindsey Phillips Pre-Preppers
Lindsey Phillips is a native of Greenville SC. While Attending high school at J. L. Mann, she worked as a nanny part-time, became full-time after graduating, and stayed with the family for 9 years. Lindsey saw to the daily schedules of the children, planned outings and activities, and kept the children for long periods while the parents were out of town. She loves working with children and hopes to continue here at Carolina Prep. In her free time, she enjoys watching her favorite Gamecocks play any sport! Lindsey also enjoys spending time with family, and friends.
Julie Camposano Preppers
Julie Camposano is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and has worked with preschool through after school aged children for over 18 years. Julie attended USC-Upstate where she studied both Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She volunteered at The Meyer Center working with children with special needs, and was a peer tutor for the Rainbow Games. During her free time, Julie enjoys painting and diving into a good book. Julie’s favorite activity is spending time with her husband and beautiful son, Mayes!
Cierra Hudson Rotating Teacher
Cierra Hudson joined us after working in the business administration field post graduating from college because she missed being around children and teaching so much! She works with children ages infancy through 3 years, and brings her love for crafts into all of our classrooms. Cierra has two children, Tristan and Lilly, and enjoys staying busy by going on exciting adventures with them! Cierra also takes pleasure in cooking, jewelry making, crafting, and promoting the usage of essential oils.
Kelly Latham Second Grade
Kelly Latham is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She has over thirteen years of teaching experience. This is her thirteenth year teaching second grade. Mrs. Latham received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Lander University as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Furman University. She is certified with the South Carolina Department of Education and trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. She enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Michele Coad Spanish
Michele Coad graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the daughter of missionaries to Mexico and was born and raised there along with her two older sisters. Her first language is Spanish, and she loves everything about her Mexican heritage.
Bree Cooke Third/Fourth Grade
Bree Cooke is a native of California. She moved to Greenville in 2005 and graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Education. Mrs. Cooke was chosen as the student teacher of the year in December of 2009 by USC Upstate. She has taught in the Greenville County School District for the last 3 years. Mrs. Cooke holds certifications in Advanced Placement Language, Advanced Placement Literature, and has her Gifted/Talented endorsement. Before working at Mauldin, she worked for Greenville County Recreation as part of the after school program. Mrs. Cooke lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a horse. In her spare time, she likes to train and show horses, hike, and read.
Marcia Parra Kucaba Treasurer
Dr. Marcia Parra Kucaba is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a BS in Chemistry and Spanish Literature. She earned her medical degree from Emory University and completed her pediatric residency from Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth. She is a general pediatrician with Medical Group of the Carolinas-Pediatrics West in Spartanburg, SC. Marcia has been a board member since 2011. Marcia has one son in the Primary School
Jamie Langenhan Chair
Jamie Langenhan is a program manager at General Electric. She works in the Renewables Energy division, managing schedule, budget and system integration for wind turbine new product development. Jamie obtained her MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed her undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She joined the board in 2013 and has a son in the Pre-School.
Lila Padgett Member
Lila Padgett has called Greenville, South Carolina, her home since she was six years old. Lila earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University, and a Masters Degree in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University. She currently holds the position of Project Controller for an automotive company. Lila enjoys spending time with her husband and son, a Preschool student at Carolina Prep, and going on weekend adventures around the Upstate. As a big “foodie,” she loves trying new restaurants in the local area!
Dan Wagner Vice-Chair
Dan Wagner has over fifteen years of richly diverse experience in the wealth management field. A licensed Financial Advisor, Dan has successfully guided some of the world’s largest financial institutions, nonprofits, insurance companies and private clients. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and finance from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and he holds many professional certifications in the area of wealth management, investments, tax and insurance. He has been a board member since 2011, and has a daughter in the Primary School.
We want your student to be a part of our family!
Here are a few compelling reasons to choose Carolina Prep School:
- A solid Core Knowledge Sequence that builds on each previous year
- Creative lesson plans developed by classroom teachers that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each group
- Custom classroom placement based on individual development
- Ultra-low student to teacher ratios
- Music classes taught by a certified music teacher
- Art classes taught by a certified art teacher
- Daily Spanish classes taught by a certified Spanish teacher
- All-inclusive tuition, which includes diapers, wipes, diaper ointment, nutritious breakfasts, morning snacks, hot lunches, and afternoon snacks
- Highest quality teachers, who are selected through a comprehensive, team approach
- Monthly Parent’s Night Out caregiving available on-site
- A solid Core Knowledge Sequence that complements our skills-based language arts and mathematics curriculum. Our curriculum exceeds state standards and meets national standards.
- A robust enrichment curriculum, including daily Spanish, music, art, and physical education integrated across the curriculum and taught by certified teachers
- Low student to teacher ratios to maximize teach time and provide individualized learning opportunities
- All-inclusive tuition, which includes early drop-off, breakfast, hot lunch, curriculum materials, and field trips
- Bi-weekly character education classes to promote integrity, self respect, accountability, and respect for others
- Highest quality teachers, certified by the state of South Carolina and selected by a comprehensive, team approach
- On-site after school, holiday camp, and summer adventures programs that meet academic and recreational needs