About us

Our Experienced Staff

The WoodsEdge Children's Center is under new administration.  Please contact our Administration Team if you have any questions.

Jackie Downing


Jackie is a Woodsedge Children's Center founder.  The center has been serving the Sudbury community and surrounding neighborhoods for past 30 years. 

Kaitlyn Saint

Infant Teacher

Kaitlyn has been at Woodsedge since October 2012. Prior to Woodsedge she spent 2 years working with infants and toddlers at another Sudbury early childhood program and became Infant/Toddler Teacher certified in February 2014. Kaitlyn has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Framingham State University.In her spare time Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, writing, and relaxing.

Ashley Keskula

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ashley has been working in childcare for over 10 years, working in both a school and home setting.  She is Infant, Toddler and Preschool certified and also holds a bachelor's in Business Administration. Ashley finds great joy in working with children of all ages and is also a new mother. She looks forward to joining the WoodsEdge family!

Amanda Heon

Infant / Toddler Teacher

I have worked in the Early childhood field for over 15 years. I studied Early Childhood Education at a 4 year school. And continue to work towards higher education learning goals. I am currently studying to be a Reiki Teacher. My specialty is Toddlers & Messy Sensory! I am the mother of 3 boys- Caleb, Wyatt & Camden! I live in Sudbury, and in my free time I enjoy Hiking, Camping, Yoga/Mediation and Reading.

Monique McCabe

Toddler Teacher

Monique is a graduate of Worcester State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She is both Lead Teacher and Director 11 certified. Her previous teaching experiences include preschool and kindergarten programs in Acton, Shrewsbury, Wellesley, Weston and Sudbury.  Monique resides in Hudson with her husband Dan, their two daughters Alayna and Juliana and a very active yellow lab Riggs!

Alison  Yen

Preschool Teacher

Alison comes to Woodsedge with 12 years of experience working with young children.  She is Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teacher certified.  She has a BA in Spanish and a Master's in Public Health, with which she did work in clinical research. In her free time, Alison enjoys time with her husband and two children, running, and traveling.

Sasha Coelho

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Sasha Coelho has a BA from Brown University in Liberal Arts and  Post Bac Certificate  from Hood College in Ceramic Arts. 

As one of the oldest of 20 cousins, Sasha has always been surrounded by children. She started working as an assistant art teacher in her early teens and has continued to work as a community center art teacher on and off for over the last 10 years. She has taught ages 3 through senior citizen in various mediums and written curriculum for summer camps programs, STEAM, and adult classes.

Elizabeth Neuman

Infant / Toddler / Preschool Teacher

Elizabeth Neuman went to the University of Montana and the Mass. College of Art (BFA).  After working as an after school and public school art teacher for several years , Elizabeth decided to pursue a Masters degree in Ed. at Cambridge College. She has worked for UMass Memorial Child Care Center in Worcester, Early Adventures in Clinton and Perkins Child Development Center in Lancaster. Nutrition and health, Nature, science, reading stories, music and art are her favorite methods for scaffolding learning in young children.

Linda Bursch

Preschool Teacher

Linda has always had a passion for teaching and made the decision to study Early Education and Care at 12 years old. When it was time to go to high school, she chose to go to go to J. P. Keefe Technical High School to study Early Education and Care and become a certified Teacher by the Department of Education and Care. During her senior year, she realized she wanted to continue schooling and chose to study Photography. She made the decision to go to Salem State University majoring in Art with a concentration in Photography with a Minor in Theater.

Linda has 8 years of experience working with children and about 4 years of experience working for various photography companies before realizing she preferred to do freelance work. Linda shares her love and passion for teaching by exposing children to nature and love for art expression through a fun curriculum.

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