Hello! I am Lisa Khemani, co-founder and current Executive Director at Smoke Rise Prep. Since we opened our doors in 2011, I have enjoyed walking into our building each day and seeing the passion in our teachers' eyes and the excitement in our students' faces.


 The foundation of our success is an environment where students are free to be themselves.  ​​Students learn from day one that we maintain high expectations for mutual respect and value for individual differences.  With social pressures put aside, they have the confidence to ask questions, make suggestions, and become engaged in their classes.

I'm delighted you are visiting our website, and would love to for you to come

check out our environment in person!

Please contact us today to set up a tour!


A Message from Our Administrators


Hi! My name is Sherrie Waddell and I am the Principal at Smoke Rise Prep. We invite you to explore our website and discover what makes SRP a truly unique school. Our goal is to develop the whole child by providing a rigorous curriculum that pushes ALL children academically, instituting programs that develop character and integrity, and exposing students to a myriad of experiences.


Our low student/teacher ratio ensures that our teachers are able to fully get to know each student and their family.  These relationships are vital to student success, and promote transparency and parental involvement.


We can't wait to meet you and your family!

Greetings everyone! My name is Tascha Bevins and I am the Assistant Director here at Smoke Rise Prep. I began my SRP journey as a parent in 2013 with my then 4th grader. I am ecstatic to be starting my second year as the Assistant Director. I fell in love with the Smoke Rise Prep family from the moment I met them all those years ago. One of the things that drew me in the most,  was the sense of community and family that is built both inside the walls of the school and out in the community.


Smoke Rise Prep’s focus on the whole child is a model that is very important to me. We not only offer a rigorous academic environment, but we also work with our students on social and emotional health and wellbeing. We strive to help ALL of our students reach their individual potential and harness a love of lifelong learning.  I am so glad you have stopped by our website to learn more about who we are.  


Be sure to set up a tour and let us introduce you to our family! 

Meet Our Administrators