About Us

Messiah Moravian Preschool provides quality care and age appropriate activities within a safe and loving Christian environment. We believe in a “play with a purpose” philosophy where learning is continually taking place through hands on exploration and discovery. Our dedicated staff incorporates a curriculum that encourages growth in all developmental areas including music, literature, exploration centers, enrichments and art.

Fast Facts:

  • Established in 1963
  • Located in the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood
    A Ministry of Messiah Moravian Church (more)
  • School Year – September – May
  • School Hours – 9 am – 12 pm
  • Staff – 24
  • FAM – Families at Messiah parent group (on facebook )


Messiah Moravian Preschool

1401 North Peace Haven Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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Front Row – Mandy Carmer, Melissa Leak, Leslie Watts, Erika McAllister, Angela Trogdon, Rebecca Wilson

Back Row – Lisa Crosswhite, Barbara Shore, Melanie Rowton, Cherilyn Rice, Farrah Woodard, Allison Panzano, Kristy Ragsdale, Nora Schuller, Mary Elizabeth Peacok, Dionne Nagle, Kim Duncan, Amber Brewer, Jen Stith, Cheryll Merle, Amber Morris, Joanne Clifford, Christy Palma, Beverly Sexton


Director: Barbara Shore
Office Manager: Kim Duncan  

Teaching Staff

  • Toddler Teachers: Kristy Ragsdale and Dionne Nagle
  • 2 Year Old Teachers: Lisa Crosswhite and Amber Morris; Angela Trogdon and Amber Brewer
  • 3 Year Old Teachers: Joanne Clifford and Farrah Woodard;  Cherilyn Rice and Allison Panzano; Melanie Rowton and Cheryll Merle
  • 4 Year Old Teachers: Mandy Carmer and Beverly Sexton; Melissa Leak and Erika McAllister; Jen Stith and Nora Schuller
  • Readiness Teachers: Mary Elizabeth Peacock and Christy Palma
  • Art Instructor: Leslie Watts
  • Nature Classroom Instructor: Rebecca Wilson