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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!

Azalia Castillo

Art
Biography
Azalia is our Art teacher here at Carolina Prep. She is currently studying Art Education at USC Upstate. She works with younger children at International Dance Academy as well as with students on campus with gallery projects for the university. She really enjoys oil painting and charcoal sketching for her personal studio. Mrs. A just loves children and loves to see them express themselves through art!

Joy Motz

Assistant Director
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.  She later transitioned into an after-school/day camp coordinator at Palmetto Prep, and has been with Pre-Preppers at Carolina Prep since opening in 2010.  Joy enjoys working with children and spending time with her family.

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.

Heloisa Dodds

First & Second Grades Website: 1st and 2nd Grade
Biography

Mrs. Heloisa Dodds is our First and Second Grade teacher here at Carolina Prep. She was born in Brazil and speaks multiple languages, but has called Greenville home for a long time!  Heloisa graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) with her Bachelor’s Degree in English/Elementary Education.  She completed her student teaching as a Kindergarten teacher at Mauldin Elementary School and a Sixth Grade teacher at LaFrance Elementary, where she also tutored Kindergarten – Fourth Graders in Math and English.  In her spare time Heloisa enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her younger brother and sister!  Email Mrs. Dodds at hdodds@carolinaprepschool.com and follow her teaching adventures on the First/Second Grade Blog!

Sydney Markham

Floating Teacher
Biography

Ms. Sydney is our Floater Teacher here at Carolina Prep. She went to Greenville Technical College where she earned a degree in Associate of Science. She has enjoyed baby sitting kids since she was 14 years old. She has enjoyed being in all of our rooms ranging from Infants through Pre-K. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, hiking and being with her family!

Tierra Woods

Floating Teacher

Haley Craft

Infant 1

Kathy Ryan

Infant 2 Blog: Infant 2
Biography

Kathy Ryan was born and raised in New Hampshire and after living in Texas, moved to Greenville to be near her grandson. She has been working in the field of early childhood education since 2006 and has spent time with all ages.  She showers her students and families with love and attention!  In her free time, Kathy loves to bake, shop, and spend time with her husband, three children, and grandson.

Misty White

Kindergarten Website: Kindergarten
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.

Marcus Allen

Physical Education and After School

Melissa Sharpless

Pre-K Blog: Pre-K
Biography

Melissa Sharpless grew up in Sumter, South Carolina and graduated from Laurence Manning Academy.  She received a BA degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.  Mrs. Sharpless has taught pre-school for 12 years and has worked primarily with 2-5 year olds.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!

Nicole Farmer

Pre-Preppers Blog: Pre-Preppers
Biography

Born in St.Petersburg FL but raised in Easley SC, Ms. Nicole is one of our Pre-Prepper teachers. She graduated from Easley High school in 2013. For the past almost two years Ms. Nicole has worked for the district of Pickens County Schools as a substitute teacher for all grade levels. She has a 6 year old daughter and enjoys being outdoors with her when she is not working. Ms. Nicole is currently in school for a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and she looks forward to being a 2nd grade teacher one day!

Julie Camposano

Preppers Website: Prepper
Biography

Julie Camposano is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and has worked with pre-school through after school aged children for over 20 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!

Alissa Pace

Preppers Blog: Prepper
Biography

Alissa Pace is one of our Prepper teachers. She is originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She received her BA degree in Mass Communications from USC-Upstate. She worked in Spartanburg District 1 schools for 4 years, first as a Kindergarten Assistant, then in the library as a Media Arts Teacher. She enjoys cooking, reading, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with her husband, 3 cats and her sweet baby Luca!

Jill Cook

Substitute Teacher

Katie Gilbaugh

Substitute Teacher

Melinda Whitfield

Third and Fifth Grades Blog: 3rd and 5th Grade
Biography

Ms. Melinda Whitfield is our Third and Fifth grade teacher. She has over 40 years of teaching experience from all around the world! She is originally from Greenville and graduated from Bob Jones University. She has taught most of her years on the Big Island of Hawaii. She even helped start a school in Hawaii that will be celebrating its 34th year. She has also taught in South Korea. The past five years she taught at Tabernacle Christian School. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with her children and grandchildren. Ms. Whitfield’s favorite authors are Agatha Christie and Beverly Cleary!

Board Members

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