About Rachel Lessard - Our Director

Rachel Lessard, Director of Preschool of the Arts charleston

Rachel Lessard

A Washington D.C. transplant, Rachel Lessard is a dedicated and creative education director with 15 years of experience in early childhood education. Her areas of expertise include multicultural education, ESL, autism intervention, and emergent arts curriculum. Rachel most recently acted as Director and Lead Teacher of Alexandria Academy of Fine Arts and Science in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. She completed her education at San Diego State University in Literature, with emphases in Psychology and Linguistics.

“It is both humbling and exciting to witness how children develop within the environment we provide at Preschool of the Arts. I welcome you to come visit us so you can see for yourself!”

Rachel Lessard

A Washington D.C. transplant, Rachel Lessard is a dedicated and creative education director with 15 years of experience in early childhood education. Her areas of expertise include multicultural education, ESL, autism intervention, and emergent arts curriculum. Rachel most recently acted as Director and Lead Teacher of Alexandria Academy of Fine Arts and Science in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. She completed her education at San Diego State University in Literature, with emphases in Psychology and Linguistics.

A Message from Our Director

My experience has taught me that all children have an intrinsic desire to explore. Children are capable and competent learners. They thrive when given the tools and support to explore and discover as they learn.

I was thrilled to relocate to the Lowcountry this year and begin our Preschool of the Arts program based on the Reggio Emilia approach. We have built a school that provides a natural, organic, and art-filled environment where children learn through an enriching, multi-sensory approach.

When you visit us, you will hear open-ended discussions and see long-term projects at various stages of development. Projects, relevant to the child’s life experiences, are planned, yet responsive to individual needs and environmental happenings.

Our children’s ideas and questions are honored and valued as part of our learning process — a guided process of building meaningful understandings. We will share with you how we document children’s work in progress, which is an important tool for building these understandings.

It is both humbling and exciting to witness how children develop within the environment we provide at Preschool of the Arts. I welcome you to come visit us so you can see for yourself!

Rachel Lessard, Executive Director

A Message from
Our Director

My experience has taught me that all children have an intrinsic desire to explore. Children are capable and competent learners. They thrive when given the tools and support to explore and discover as they learn.

I was thrilled to relocate to the lowcountry this year and begin our Preschool of the Arts program based on the Reggio Emilia Approach. We have built a school that provides a natural, organic, and art-filled environment where children learn through an enriching, multi-sensory approach.

When you visit us, you will hear open-ended discussions and see long-term projects at various stages of development. Projects are planned, yet responsive to individual needs and environmental happenings. Our projects are relevant to the child’s life experiences.

Our children’s ideas and questions are honored and valued as part of our learning process — a guided process of building meaningful understandings. We will show you how we document children’s work in progress, which is an important tool for building these understandings.

It is both humbling and exciting to witness how children develop within the environment we provide at Preschool of the Arts. I welcome you to come visit us so you can see for yourself!

Rachel Lessard, Executive Director

Our children’s ideas and questions are
honored and valued as part of our learning
process — a guided process of building
meaningful understandings. We will show
you how we document children’s work in
progress, which is an important tool
for building these understandings.

Our children’s ideas and questions are honored and valued as part of our learning process — a guided process of building meaningful understandings. We will show you how we document children’s work in progress, which is an important tool for building these understandings.

477 Mathis Ferry Road • Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 • 843-884-2323