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About Carolina Prep School

Everything we do at Carolina Prep School comes back to a singular mission:

To build a diverse, positive, stimulating learning environment which values excellence in academics, leadership, and service.
Our facility, staff, and curriculum are all built to nurture and develop the young students in our care.

Defining Characteristics

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.

A solid foundation for learning.

Our Creative Curriculum® inspired foundation provides a framework for excellence in core academic areas—as well as character and confidence development.

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

PERSONALIZED

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.

 

 

SECURE

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

Biography

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.

McKenzie Stokes Art

Website: Art Blog
Biography

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

Biography

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

Biography

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.

Ubarana Heloisa First & Second Grades

Website: Exploring with Ms. Ubarana!
Biography

More information will be availably shortly about Ms. Ubarana!

Susan Butler Floater

Biography

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!

Jehri Hamilton Floating Teacher

Biography

More information about Ms. Jehri will be available soon!

Ronnie Oliver Housekeeping

Biography

More information about Mr. Ronnie Oliver will be available soon!

Elizabeth Carver Infant 1

Website: Infant 1 Blog
Biography

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

Website: Infant 1 Blog
Biography

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

Website: Infant Blog
Biography

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

Website: Infant 2 Blog
Biography

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

Website: Kindergarten Blog
Biography

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.

Brad Pariseau Operations

Biography

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.

Melissa Sharpless Pre-K

Website: Pre-K Blog
Biography

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

Website: Pre-Preppers Blog
Biography

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

Website: Pre-Prepper Blog
Biography

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

Website: Pre-Preppers Blog
Biography

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

Website: Prepper Blog
Biography

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

Biography

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.

Tatiana Rojas Spanish

Website: Spanish Blog
Biography

More information about Ms. Tatiana will be available soon!

Bree Cooke Third & Fifth Grades

Website: Cooke’s Classrooms!
Biography

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.

Holly McManus Toddlers

Website: Toddler Blog
Biography

More information about Ms. Holly will be available soon!

Alexis Scott Toddlers

Website: Toddler Blog
Biography

More information about Ms. Alexis will be available soon!

Board Members

Marcia Parra Kucaba Treasurer

Biography

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

Biography

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.

Dan Wagner Vice-Chair

Biography

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:

Preschool

  • 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

Elementary

  • 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