Shady Grove Wesleyan Preschool



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Our Staff

Stephanie DiMora


Stephanie loves being a part of Shady Grove Wesleyan Preschool! She has been involved with SGWP for several years in different capacities. Her experience with early education ranges from working in non-profits consulting with child care programs to classroom teaching, as well as administrative roles. Stephanie enjoys travel and volunteers with and serves on the Board of a local non-profit that works in Guatemala. She also enjoys being outside, reading and spending time with her family.

Marci Tawney

Reading Room Literacy Teacher

Marci has been with SGWP for 13 years and is excited to be our Reading Room Literacy Teacher! Marci brings a range of experience from teaching twos- PreK. One of her favorite things about teaching is the interesting conversations they have together each day.  She volunteers at church in Awana's and preschool church. Marci enjoys cooking, reading and being an occasional Netflix binge watcher.

Gabby Tomlinson

Floater And Assistant Teacher

Gabby serves in whatever classroom might need an extra hand and helps prepare snacks. Gabby has experience in the church nursery and kid's programs like VBS, Awana's and preschool worship time and she also babysits. She enjoys reading, sleeping, baking and bacon.

Maria Jacobs

Acorns I Teacher

Maria loves working with our sweet babies! Their hugs, snuggles, smiles and giggles are some of her favorite parts of working in the Acorn room!  Maria has worked with children in church nurseries, in day care programs, Awana's and now at SGWP for the last 3 years.  She likes to travel to the mountains and beaches and go camping. 

Betsy Earnhardt

Acorns I Assisant Teacher

This is Besty's 3rd year at SGWP. Prior to joining the SGWP team, Betsy worked in NICU's and pediatric nursing. She volunteers in the nursery class at her church. When you look in the Acorns room, you will often see Betsy  holding and loving on our babies at preschool. Reading, camping, and swimming are some her hobbies.  

Amiee  Payne

Acorns II Teacher

This is Aimee's 2nd year at SGWP.  Being a part of important "firsts" in young lives in one reason Aimee loves working with our toddlers. She also gets so many hugs! Aimee has taught in various settings including Head Start, NC Pre-K and in a 2 year old class. Aimee likes crafting, reading, playing piano and singing. 


Acorns II Assistant Teacher

Madison Wright

Sprouts Teacher

Sherri Swaim

Twigs Teacher

Sherri has taught both 3 & 4 year olds at SGWP. This is Sherri's 13th year at the preschool. This year Sherri is teaching Twigs. One of her favorite parts about teaching 3 & 4 year olds is that they are independant but so loving. Sherri enjoys reading and being crafty (check out her classroom!) 

Judy Hartley

Twigs Teacher

DeAnne Burgess

Oaks Teacher

Lois Bradley

Oaks Teacher

Lois has been a substitute for SGWP, and now is in her 2nd year teaching Oaks. She loves to see her Pre-K students' excitement for learning and exploring! Lois has worked as a classroom assistant in kindergarten and 4th grades, as well as served as a Sunday School teacher for K-5th grades.  Working in her yard, gardening and painting with watercolors are activities she enjoys.

Preschool Board

Jennifer Barrow

Bob Beaver

Christine Fletcher

Sherri Gossett

Floyd Holmes

Kevin Moore

Susan Parrish

Sherrie Watson

Shady Grove Wesleyan Preschool is a ministry of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church. If you do not have a church home, we would love for you to visit our church.