Meet Our Teachers

KAREN BECK, co-director, teacher - 12 years with UHP

Karen became a part of the UHP community while living in Eagle Heights from 1998-2002. Her 2 children, Ellie and Alex , attended UHP. Karen was a Board Member, a Parent Helper, and a Substitute Teacher before the Board hired her as the Director.


LAURA SCHROEDER, co-director, teacher - 9 years with UHP

Laura has three children, all of whom attended UHP. Laura was also a Parent Helper and a Board Member before she was hired by the Board as a co-teacher and co-director.

Laura has lived in many different places. She was born in Korea, then moved to Okinawa, Japan, then moved to Bitburg, Germany. Attending university in Austin, TX, she found her love for Early Childhood education. She has a huge passion for inclusion environments for all children.

Laura also loves being outside. She spends lots of time with her family exploring Madison and the surrounding areas. She likes to go camping, hiking, and volunteering at her children’s elementary school. She enjoys reading, eating interesting foods, traveling, and local theater.


Jamie Sugarman, M/W/F Morning Teacher

Jamie has taught Preschool for seven years in Fort Collins, Colorado. She received my Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University and a license in Early Childhood Education. Her family moved to Madison in 2016. Jamie is excited to join the UHP team. This will be her first year teaching with UHP. She is looking forward to getting to know the families and children.


Sara Quigle T/TH Morning Teacher and Lunch Bunch Teacher

2018-2019 will be Sara's second year at UHP. Sara has been involved at the school in a variety of ways over the years with her two boys, now both alumni. Through her work as a Parent Helper and a Board Member, she has become a strong advocate for UHP's mission as a cooperative. She brings great warmth and fun to this team of teachers and helps continue UHP's tradition of bringing community and family together. I feel fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community and am really looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm of art and music with the class.

Amanda Wilck M-F 4K teacher in the afternoon

Amanda is so excited to be joining the University House Pre-school family.She has just recently moved to Madison from Nashville, TN where she taught Pre-k - 3rd grade Special Education in Williamson County Schools. Her dream of becoming an educator started when she was 9 years old volunteering in her Aunt’s Pre-school and followed her to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she received her bachelors degree in Early Childhood education/Early Childhood Special Education and Middle grades education. She just recently got engaged to her wonderful fiancé Tyler, so they are busy planning for their wedding in early July. They are both huge Broadway fans and try to see as many shows as possible. When Amanda is not wedding planning, or going to a broadway show, she loves to cook, dance, paint, hike, drink coffee, and watch old movie musicals. She is so excited to get to know all of you and help your children learn and grow!

Lisa Aubey Substitute Teacher