Our Experienced Staff
My Name is Brenda Banks, let me first say how excited I am to be working at Woodsedge! When I first came to the school, I was struck by how beautiful the property was. I have a degree from Salem State University in Education and have enjoyed 32 years in the field. I have worked with children from birth through fifth grade but my passion is early childhood and have worked in this age group for the past 28 years. Working with young children is such a special experience for me. What other place are you able to go to work and be greeted by smiles, giggles and hugs! I love seeing the excitement from their little faces when they have learned a new skill whether it is rolling over or learning to write their names.
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 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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.