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 has a Certificate in Early Childhood Education and is Director certified through EEC.  She has a BA in Marketing from Simmons College and a MA in Leadership and Change from Regis College.   Jackie has 28 years of early childhood education experience and founded WoodsEdge. Jackie served on the Sudbury Early Childhood Advisory Council as co-chair, is on the Board of the Minuteman Tech. Advisory Council and is a past co-chair of the Metro-west AEYC.

Sharon Lent

Infant Teacher

I have worked with children since 1988. I have been at WoodsEdge since August 2013. I am infant/toddler lead teacher, preschool lead teacher as well as Director I EEC qualified. I have also worked with special needs children/adults and senior citizens. I currently live in Stow with my husband Doug. We have four dogs a cat and a hamster. When I have spare time, I love to binge watch Golden Girls.

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.

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.

Amenda Henon

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 more than ten years of experience of volunteer work with young children. She has a BA in Spanish and a Masters in Public Health, with which she did work in clinical research. Most recently she has been caring for her two children. in her free time, Alison enjoys time with her family, 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.

Melissa Abrams

Pre- K Teacher

My name is Melissa Abrams. I have earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Special Education. I am enrolled in an A.S. program for Early Childhood Education. I started working with students 20 years ago, as a high schooler taking an early child development lab class. I have worked for Head Start and public schools in Concord and Wellesley. I enjoy reading, writing, meditating, and organizing.

Sarah Hall

Toddler Teacher

I have been working in the childcare field for eight years and am very excited to begin my new journey here at WoodsEdge. I am EEC Certified in infants, toddlers, and preschool and have my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending my free time with my family (I have three little nephews and another on the way!) If I’m not with them I will probably be found cuddled up with a book or baking something sweet in the kitchen.

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