Educators With A Passion for Children & Learning
Lisa Gerard, Founder, Owner & Director
I was born and raised in the mid-west and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL while pursuing my Army commission at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I spent six years at Fort Bragg, NC as a US Army Signal Officer and Jumpmaster. My background includes financial sales, transportation operations and most recently, owning and operating Village Montessori and Preparatory School for the past seven years.
I have a heart for missions and spent 2019 traveling to Haiti where I advise two schools on academic performance improvement and train local teachers in exam preparation, teaching and motivation strategies. My family is blessed to sponsor three students from Haiti here in the US on student visas and we may welcome two more in the next year. We are a Christian family and although we welcome all religions at VMPS, it is my goal to be an example of Christ to my children, to all those who call me mom and to my staff and students.
I founded Village Montessori in my home in 2013 for my own two children and quickly realized the program could serve the greater Fort Mill community. We have operated in our commercial buildings since 2015 serving up to 160 students. Our program is known for providing a nurturing environment for our students to learn independence through the Montessori method and for preparing students for kindergarten with strong literacy and math skills. I continue to enjoy seeing our students grow and being a trusted educator and care provider in our great community.
Click on the photos below to meet our team and learn more about their backgrounds.
Joining Our Team
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