Our Preschool Staff


Director: Teresa Sedam

Hello! I am Teresa Sedam and I am the director at Little Bud. Before accepting the position at Little Bud, I taught in the Cincinnati Public School District for 5 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Communications as well as a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I received my master's degree in 2005 in Elementary Education. I have a wonderful husband and three energetic kids who all attended Little Bud. In my spare time you will find me at a baseball field with my family. I also love to cook and I am a huge dog lover!


3's Teacher: ­Michelle Hickerson

My name is Michelle Hickerson, or "Miss Michelle" to the children.  This is my sixth year working at Little Bud Preschool, and I have three years of previous preschool experience.  I have a BS in Nature Interpretation, and am currently back in school to get my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential).  Outside of school, I have a busy home life with my husband David, son Dalton (who we homeschool), my daughter Alyanna (who is in preschool), and our dog, Shyla.  In my free time, I love knitting, playing the cello, hiking, reading, and baking.


3's Aide: Jaclyn Woodson

This is my first year as the teacher's aide in the 3 year old class here at Little Bud. 2 of my 3 children attended Little Bud and we absolutely LOVED it. I am excited to now be working with such an amazing staff! My husband has been so supportive in my transition from being a stay at home mom back into the working world. Our 3 kids Noah, Olivia & Isaiah keep me busy and on my toes! Outside of work, I enjoy coaching my daughter's travel softball team, playing games with my kids, watching movies (if I can stay awake), and taking new trips and traveling with my family. I feel so blessed for the opportunity to work with such awesome kids and their families.


4's Teacher: Judy Staudigel

I am the the four year old teacher at Little Bud. I have over 20 years experience teaching children in the community. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati. I have a      supportive husband and three children who keep me hopping. I enjoy traveling with my family, shopping, planning fun activities for my class and I am a true Colerain Cardinal fan! I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the early education of children here at Little Bud.


4's Aide: Susie Cowan

I am the teacher aide for the 4 year old class. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Sociology, from Eastern Kentucky University. I have taught in many capacities including pre-school teacher, special education, and as a teaching assistant in an elementary school.  I am married and have two children, now 19 and 22. In my down time I like to walk, play the piano, watch House Hunters, and spend time with my family. I am also active in my church, and co-chair with my daughter on the Music and Worship Committee.


Pre-K Teacher: Melissa Alcorn

I graduated from Miami University with a Bachelors in The Science of Education in 2001.  After receiving my degree I had the honor of teaching in the Winton Woods School District for 3.5 years as a special education teacher and intervention specialist.  In 2005 I put my career on hold to have my first child Natalie.  I have since had a son named Bradley, and was fortunate enough to stay at home with them until they were both school age.  Natalie is now 10 and in 5th grade and Bradley is 7 and in 1st grade.  I enjoy spending my time watching Natalie dance, and Bradley play hockey and baseball.  I also love family bike rides in the park, and playing tennis.  I am truly excited to be joining the Little Bud team, and watch your little buds blossom.


Pre-K Aide: Heidi Galbraith

This is my 9th year at Little Bud.  I have always loved working with children and am proud to follow in my mother's footsteps..  She was a preschool aide at Concordia Lutheran.  I have 2 daughters, 2 stepchildren and 8 grandchildren.  I am truly blessed to be able to help these children grow.