Teacher Credentials

River Road Church Preschool has a highly professional staff. Each lead teacher has a degree in early childhood education, or a degree in a related field with the addition of early childhood coursework and certification. Each assistant teacher has the early childhood coursework and certification, or is actively working to attain these credentials.

Continuing education is important for all staff. Every year, the staff is required to have 20 hours of in-service education on topics pertaining to the field of early childhood. In order to stay abreast of new trends, thoughts and practices in early childhood education and related issues, staff members attend early childhood national conferences, as well as local opportunities for training. The staff exceeds the qualifications set by the Department of Social Services of Virginia for teaching young children and, at all times, maintains the high standards set by the National Accreditation Commission, the accrediting division of the National Association for Child Care Professionals.

Our Staff

  • Kay Starke
    Kay Starke Director
  • Wendy Graves
    Wendy Graves Administrative Assistant
  • Leslie Crenshaw
    Leslie Crenshaw Music Teacher

Our Teachers

  • Beth Howe
    Beth Howe Enrichment Teacher
  • Mary Virginia Merithew
    Mary Virginia Merithew Assistant Enrichment Teacher
  • Melanie Campbell
    Melanie Campbell Developmental 1 Teacher
  • Shannon Pendleton
    Shannon Pendleton Pre-Toddler Teacher/ Developmental 1 Assistant teacher
  • Rachel Findlay
    Rachel Findlay Pre-Toddler Teacher
  • Cheryl Janney
    Cheryl Janney Pre-Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Stacie Rackie
    Stacie Rackie Developmental 2 Teacher
  • Kellie Huyard
    Kellie Huyard Assistant Developmental 2 Teacher
  • Marge Rusher
    Marge Rusher Teacher – 2 Year Olds
  • Shirley Owings
    Shirley Owings Assistant Teacher – 2 Year Olds
  • Erin Firment
    Erin Firment Teacher – 2 Year Olds
  • Allison Crenshaw
    Allison Crenshaw 2 Year Old Teacher
  • Anne Searles
    Anne Searles Teacher – 2 Year Olds
  • Meg Simonton
    Meg Simonton Assistant Teacher – 2 Year Olds
  • Amber Ryan
    Amber Ryan Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Harrison Ravn
    Harrison Ravn Assistant Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Beth Crews
    Beth Crews Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Sally Ailsworth
    Sally Ailsworth Assistant Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Laura Eure
    Laura Eure Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Kim O’Sullivan
    Kim O’Sullivan Assistant Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Mariko Yamaguchi
    Mariko Yamaguchi Assistant Teacher – 3 Year Olds
  • Sandy Rooney
    Sandy Rooney PreK Teacher
  • Manya Saunders
    Manya Saunders PreK Assistant Teacher
  • Lindsay Adamson
    Lindsay Adamson PreK Assistant
  • Amy Matney
    Amy Matney PreK Teacher
  • Jenny Rennie
    Jenny Rennie PreK Assistant Teacher
  • Ann Waldruff
    Ann Waldruff JK Teacher
  • Beverly Rollings
    Beverly Rollings Fun Day Teacher

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