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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her teaching adventures on the First/Second Grade Blog!
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!
Candrice Palmour is one of our Infant Teachers here at Carolina Prep. She has been married for 26 years with 2 children ages 20 and 25 and 3 fur baby’s. They relocated with her husband’s employer to South Carolina in 2017 from Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked in childcare off and on for 25 years. She ventured into the corporate world in 1998 for a few years starting at Kennesaw University to get her paralegal certificate and was employed with a law firm for 4 years. After leaving the law firm Candrice made it a point to choose jobs that would work around her schedule so it didn’t interfere with her time with their children. She applied for jobs that were less stressful that would allow her to work only part time. After her daughter started school she started working in childcare where her daughter was enrolled and stayed there until she aged out. Their son was born 5 years later. She was blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom for his first 4 years. Candrice continued working in childcare with ages infant through pre- K, her favorite being Pre-k and infants. She has a passion working with children and finds it to be very rewarding to see each child meet and exceed their milestones. She enjoys meeting all her new parents and creating relationships that last a lifetime. “Every child I have ever taught has a special place in my heart and each parent a friendship that makes working with children all worth it.”
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.
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.
Ms. Marie is the P.E. and after school teacher here at Carolina Prep. She was born in Wisconsin, but has called the upstate, Greenville/Spartanburg area, home since she was three. She graduated from USC- Columbia with a degree in Education and Hospitality. She has always known that working with children is a passion of hers and loves to watch them grow and excel in and out of the classroom. In her spare time, Ms. Marie enjoys dancing and teaching dance, sewing, shopping, and hanging out with her friends and family. She is also a huge dog lover!
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!
Ms. Haley is a graduate from Winthrop University with a Bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Studies. She has worked with children ranging from infants to pre-K for 10 years. Ms. Haley loves the preschool age and she is honored to be a part of your child’s experience at Carolina Prep! She loves Clemson, coffee, and her cat Daisy!
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.
Alissa Pace is one of our Pre-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!
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!
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!
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