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
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
Ashley Rafferty- Admin Team
I started my journey with UHW in 2017. 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
Emily Nash - Admin Team
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
Olivia McCarthy - Admin Team
I have schooling for early childhood and special education at FAU. Lead teacher at UHW for 2 years, worked in public schools with special needs children being a behavioral specialist.
I chose to come into the field because I love shaping our future generations, every child deserves a fighting chance with all the help they are entitled to. I want to help change the world one little brain at a time :)
A fun fact: I grew up in Florida and have only been in NH for 6 years :)
Favorite Quote: "Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder"
Jennifer Aurigemma - Admin Team
I have worked in two states, have studied at three universities and an advocate for special education. I chose UHW because of the atmosphere I saw on the internet, the community involvement and parent happiness. Then upon my interview the atmosphere in the building followed suit.
Fun Fact: I worked in the food industry with a culinary degree for 10 years and even ran my own kitchen.
Favorite Quote:“hakuana matata” - The Lion King
Stephanie Roy - Admin Team
I started working in childcare, more specifically in elementary age in the year 2012 while I was in high school at the Manchester Boys and Girls Club. I worked there for a few years then migrated to Ohio and was a stay at home mom which is when I started my degree for Early Childhood education. I moved back to NH and started working at a Headstart program, where I fell in love with the preschool age. After some moving around, I had to find a new center to work at that was closer to my home and more beneficial to my familys needs which is when I discovered UHW. The atmosphere and dynamic had me from day one. I took some time off my pregnancy and I returned into a different position that I love so much. Being a part of the admin team gives me the ability to see different classrooms and all of the children in the school for drop off and pick up. I also have increased communication with parents and families and I love that part about my job so much.
Fun fact about me: I grew up and resided in Florida for 7 years of my youth.
My favorite quote is Everything happens for a reason. As cliché as it is, it calms me down instantly when something unfortunate happens.