CMCS Board of Directors meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at CMCS: 111 Old Plantation Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, unless otherwise noted. They are open to the public with the exception of Executive Session.

Next Meeting

Policy Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:00 AM


October 21st, 2020 11AM

Google Meet:

  • CALL TO ORDER ………………………………….. Meagan Leventis, Chair
    • Determination of Quorum
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Discussion of Handbooks and Manuals to include:
      • Employee Handbook
      • Parent’s Handbook
      • Procedural Manual
      • Student Code of Conduct
  • ACTION ITEMS – to Present to Board
    • Handbooks/Manuals to Present for Vote ………………………………….. Meagan Leventis, Chair

CMCS’s Mission is to produce highly-educated, self-directed, socially-responsible citizens who work collaboratively, respectfully, and peacefully as individual yet interdependent learners in a diverse and nurturing community. Through the unique combination of empirically-validated Montessori principles, localized charter governance, and open access, Coastal Montessori Charter School further aims to provide Georgetown County School District with an academically excellent, financially accountable public school choice.


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Board Members

Tyler Easterling

Board Chair

Tyler Easterling

Tyler is a native of Marietta, Georgia and has resided in Georgetown county since moving to the area in 2002. Tyler currently is the president and COO of The Brandon Agency, an integrated marketing agency headquartered in Myrtle Beach. She serves on the Waccamaw Community Foundation, Helping Hands of Georgetown and Young Presidents' Organization Southern 7 Chapter boards. She is a member of the 2018 Liberty Fellowship class and holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi and a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist church and enjoys spending time with her husband, Marshall, and two daughters, Julia and Anne Marshall, who both attend CMCS.

Kelly Hayes

Vice Chair

Kelly Hayes

Kelly is an owner and managing partner of a national, boutique law firm, a CMCS parent, and a firm believer in the Montessori method. She has served as board chair for the Montessori School of Pawleys Island, and has been a member of CMCS’ Board since 2018.

Kelly founded the firm she manages, which has grown from two to over 50 employees, and currently represents clients in 30 states before non-profit associations, courts, and government agencies related to regulatory, compliance, and administrative matters.

Sarah Smith


Paula Johnson


Paula Johnson

Paula is a native of Sumter, South Carolina and has resided in Murrells Inlet since 2001. Paula is the Administrator and Children’s Ministry Director for The Abbey at Pawleys Island. Paula serves on the Board for Students in the Word. Paula holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina-Coastal Carolina College and a Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina. Paula has worked as a corporate trainer for Blue Cross Blue Shield and as a Claims Representative and Attorney Negotiator for State Farm Insurance. Paula has additional experience in grant writing and teaching. She is an active member of The Abbey at Pawleys Island enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, and 4 children, Scott, Noah, Sarah Grace, and Hope.

Kim Evans-Robey

Kim Evans-Robey

Kim has been involved with Coastal Montessori from the day its classrooms were opened to students in 2012. Her role began as a parent that first year, volunteering with the PTO and in the art classroom. She quickly realized CMCS was a place she wanted to contribute her talents, and found a path though the SC PACE program to obtain the necessary credentials to do so. In 2013, she became CMCS’s Visual Arts teacher. Over the course of her career at CMCS, Kim took on additional roles including Testing Coordinator, Media Specialist and in-house designer. In 2019, she made the difficult decision to leave the classroom and return the design world she stepped away from. She now owns her own design firm, KAER Design Studio.

Kim is a firm believer in the Montessori philosophy of education as she has witnessed the benefits it has to offer first hand with both of her daughters. Her oldest, part of CMCS’s initial first grade class now attends The Academy of Arts, Science and Technology and her youngest, a Montessorian since the age of 2, is now enrolled in CMCS’s Upper Elementary Program. Kim is extremely grateful for the opportunities they have had in Montessori classrooms and wants to continue to preserve the choice of a quality Montessori education for other families.

Prior to her career in education, Kim spent ten years working as an Architect for a national E/A firm after earning both her Bachelors and Masters of Architecture degrees from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Tiffany Jenkins

Tiffany Jenkins

Tiffany Jenkins is a native of Hamden, Connecticut and has resided in Georgetown county since 1993. For the past 16 years she has been employed with DHEC as a Nutritionist. She has experience at Horry County Technical College, teaching nutrition essentials to students studying Culinary Arts. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science for Nutrition and Food Management from South Carolina State University and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. She currently serves as the Board Chair for Georgetown County First Steps. She has been a member of this board since 2011. Tiffany also served on the Superintendent’s Parent Cabinet for 3 terms.
Tiffany is inspired daily by her husband James and their two children Jasmyn and Jamison. Jamison, who has Autism, has been enrolled at CMCS for the past 4 years. She knows first-hand how beneficial the Montessori environment is regarding developing social and life skills. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Meagan Leventis

Meagan Leventis

Meagan has lived in South Carolina all her life and in the lowcountry since the early 2000s. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Political Science. She is a Senior Account Executive with Force 3 – a network security company focused on serving the federal government. She has served on the All Saints Church School board and steering committees in some capacity over the past 11 years. She also served on the Georgetown County Superintendent's Cabinet for the 2019- 2020 term. Meagan loves to travel with her husband, Todd, and children, Wade and Claire (who both attend CMCS) and future CMCS student, Ellis.

Gwyn Single

Kristi Stephens