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Carissa Lacy

Head of Early Childhood

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Work Address

Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111


B.S. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, M.S. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Administrative Certification University of Central Arkansas


  • Administration
  • Young Knights
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Junior Kindergarten
  • Senior Kindergarten

Carissa Lacy serves as Head of Early Childhood at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) in Memphis, TN, one of the leading independent schools for boys.

Carissa is a native Arkansan and has lived in Arkansas her entire life.

Carissa received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and her Masters degree in Guidance Education. She also obtained certifications in building and district administration.

She has devoted over 25 years to the field of education. Carissa has worked in four Arkansas public schools. She has worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, elementary principal, assistant superintendent, middle school principal, and director of student services.

Carissa has one son, Kacen Parham, who is entering 5th grade at PDS. In her spare time, she loves to read, work in her yard, travel with her family, and watch sports.