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 – 26
  • FAM – Families at Messiah parent group (on facebook )


Messiah Moravian Preschool

1401 North Peace Haven Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

(On Google Maps)

Contact us



Director: Barbara Shore
Office Manager: Kim Duncan  

Teaching Staff

  • Toddler Teachers: Kristy Ragsdale, Lisa Saunders and Dionne Nagle
  • 2 Year Old Teachers: Lisa Crosswhite, Dionne Nagle, Lisa Zacharias; Angela Trogdon and Amber Brewer
  • 3 Year Old Teachers: Michelle Chamberlain and Meredith Riddleberger; Valerie George and Janie Lacey; and Jen Stith and Cheryll Merle
  • 4 Year Old Teachers: Mandy Carmer and Beverly Sexton; Melissa Leak and Erika McAllister; Charley-Anne Piersol and Nora Schuller
  • Readiness Teachers: Sarah Vernon and Karen Kearns
  • Art Instructor: Leslie Watts
  • Nature Classroom Instructor: Christy Palma








Front Row: Christy Palma, Angela Trogdon, Cheryll Merle, Erika McAllister, Michelle Chamberlain, Kristy Ragsdale, Valerie George, Leslie Watts, Kim Duncan, Sarah Vernon, Charley-Ann Piersol, Lisa Zacharias, Lisa Crosswhite

Back Row: Jen Stith, Mandy Carmer, Amber Brewer, Melissa Leak, Meredith Riddleberger, Nora Schuller, Beverly Sexton, Janie Lacey, Barbara Shore, Lisa Saunders, Cherilyn Rice, Dionne Nagle, Karen Kearns