Becky Mogee - CEO/Founder
I have over 25 years of childcare and teaching experience. I have a BS degree in elementary education and a masters in early childhood studies.
I began UHW Preschool in 2015 with only two children. Now, we have two locations and over 100 children. My passion has always been to make learning fun and memorable. My desire is to partner with families of NH and to give them the support that they deserve in raising their children.
Fun fact: I love to paint and color (when I have the time - haha)
Favorite quote: “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
― Dr Roopleen
Katie Mayo - Regional Director
I have over 25 years experience in the early childhood field. I have an Associate's degree in early childhood education and am finishing up my bachelor's degree in early childhood.
I began as a lead teacher at UHW two years ago, and I am now the Regional Director. I love what I do because I enjoy watching children learn new concepts and put them into everyday situations. I love mentoring new teachers to be the best that they can be in the classroom.
Fun fact: I love crafting and baking special treats.
Favorite quote: "They may forget what you said,but they will never forget how you made them feel" - Carl Buechner
Ashley Rafferty- Marketing Manager
I started my journey three years ago with UHW. I was an assistant teacher with the toddler class, then moved into a lead teacher position with the 4/5 year old class. After working with children, I realized that I had other talents that would take me out of the classroom and into the field of social media and marketing. The position I have now I absolutely love. I am able to still build that bond with the children but now also with the parents. I love working at UHW because I love the connections with the children and families. I have a great team that I get to work with every day. They are like family. Fun fact: I do photography on the side as a hobby.Favorite quote: "You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think." A.A.Milne
Shannon Dyer - Director of Loudon Location
I have over 20 years of experiencing working with children in a Christian based preschool, combined with eleven years as a Center Director.
I work at UHW because it "takes a village to train up a child". I want to be part of a village that partners with families and helps children succeed.
Fun fact: I own over 20 puppets! My first one is Rackie Racoon and he is 15 years old.
Favorite quote: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss
Mikhayla Lesnewski - Team Captain of Infants
Ellon Turvey - Team Captain of Toddlers
I have been in childcare for about 4 years. I first got into this field so I could spend more time with my daughter, but then I fell in love with working with kids and helping them grow and learn new skills.
I work at UHW because I love the environment it provides to the children, and I am blessed to work with the other teachers who have the same goal to help the children grow and thrive as I do.
Fun fact : I love the water and swimming but have never been on a boat.
Favorite quote: “A persons a person, no matter how small” -Dr.Seuss
Linsey Alger - Team Captain of 2/3 Year Old's
I began my journey at UHW just a few months ago, and I absolutely love to work here. I have seen first hand how amazing the staff is with my children. I wanted to be a part of something greater than myself. I love that I can come into work and play, learn and grow with each kiddo in my class.
Fun fact: I am a mom of two crazy boys!
Favorite quote: "Sometimes you will never know that value of a moment until it becomes a memory." -Dr Suess
Michaela Lablance - Team Captain of 3/4 Year Old's
I have worked for UHW for almost 4 years now! When I first started working at UHW, I was an assistant teacher. A year after being an assistant, I decided to go back to school and became a lead teacher. After teaching for about 2 years in a classroom, I decided to take my career to a new step and I am now the administrative assistant. This is by far my favorite because I love being able to travel to all of the different classrooms and see all of the kid's smiling faces!
There is no greater joy than watching a child's face light up when they finally accomplish something that they have worked so hard towards. I am truly grateful that UHW came into my life almost four years ago.
Fun fact: I am absolutely terrified of frogs! I am not quite sure why but they are super scary to me.
Favorite quote: "Life needs more bare feet, sandbars, & bonfires!"- Unknown
Emily Nash - Lead Teacher of 4/5 Year Old's
Before I starting working at a childcare center, I always enjoyed babysitting and being around children. I ended up getting my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the childcare field for 4 years now. I started at Under His Wings Preschool for my practicum. I knew that Under His Wings was where I was meant to be. There is nothing better than seeing a child's face light up.
Fun fact: I enjoy crafting.
Favorite quote: "Starting somewhere now is better than starting somewhere later"- Becky Simpson
Zachary Mogee - Lead Teacher of 4/5 Year Old's
I have been working in childcare for 5 years. I grew up in this field as my Mom is the Founder of UHW. I went to the local community college and received my lead teacher certificate.
I love working at UHW because I want to be there for others, and I want to create a hope and future for each child that comes through the doors. Whatever goes on at home for them can sometimes be really hard, and I want them to feel welcomed and loved when they enter through doors of UHW.
Fun fact: I love going on an adventure through the woods. I love using my creativity and imagination when it comes to building with different materials including Legos.
Favorite quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”- Gandalf the White
Anna Collins - Kindergarten Teacher
I started working in childcare in the summer of 2016. I have been with UHW 4 years this May. I have also volunteered and taught in various elementary schools in the state. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in December 2020.
I teach at UHW because they have offered me a unique experience to impact the students of the Lakes Region. I really love the consistency we bring to these students amidst their unpredictable worlds.
Fun fact: I enjoy the performing arts and love to be a part of community theater when I can.
Favorite quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
- A.A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh)