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.

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 2 years.  She likes to travel to the mountains and beaches and go camping. 

Betsy Earnhardt

Acorns I Teacher

This is Besty's second 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 first full 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. 

Kristin Donaldson

Sprouts Teacher

Prior to coming to SGWP last year, Kristin had expereince working at an in-home child care program for 3 years. Watching the children grow and learn new things is one of Kristin's favorite parts about teaching our Sprouts! Kristin likes to spend time with her family, chase her 2 kids and loves being outside. 

Sarah Stevens

Sprouts Teacher

This is Sarah's 3rd year at SGWP and she loves our Sprouts! She receives lots of loving and snuggles from the Sprouts in her class and sees so much learning at this age. Sarah delights in her relationships with the parents. When not at work, Sarah loves to spend time with her family, preferrably at the beach!

Sherri Swaim

Twigs Teacher

Sherri has taught both 3 & 4 year olds at SGWP. This is Sherri's 12th year at the preschool. This year Sherri is teaching M-F 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!) 

Debbie Haymore

Twigs Teacher

Debbie teaches one of our M-F Twigs classes. Her favorite part about teaching Twigs is the children discovering new things and seeing the excitement on their faces. Debbie loves helping out in her church's children's program- Sunday School, Nursery and AWANAs. In her free time you can find her reading and spending time with her family.

Kaylee Wilkerson

Oaks Teacher

Besides teaching a M-F Oaks at SGWP,  Kaylee is the Children's Pastor at New Covenant. She started working with children when she was a teen. Kaylee has worked at SGWP for 2 1/2 years and loves her Oaks students, especially the excitement on their faces when they "get it". Kaylee is devoted to Clemson Tigers football and enjoys watching Netflix and relaxing.

Lois Bradley

Oaks Teacher

Lois has been a substitute for SGWP, and now teaches M-F 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.

Marci Tawney

Oaks Teacher

Marci has been with SGWP for 12 years and this year teaches our MWF Oaks Class. She volunteers at church in Awana's and preschool church. One of her favorite things about teaching 4-5 year olds is the interesting conversations they have together each day.  Marci enjoys cooking, reading and being an occasional Netflix binge watcher.

Gabby Tomlinson


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.

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.