Our Preschool Staff


Director: Teresa Sedam

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. I love working here at Little Bud! 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, 2 kids, and our 2 dogs.  In my free time, I love knitting, playing the cello, hiking, reading, and baking.


3's Aide: Jaclyn Woodson

I am the teacher's aide in the 3 year old class here at Little Bud.  Two of my three children attended Little Bud and we absolutely LOVED it. My kids 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 adult children. In my down time I like to walk, play the piano, put together jigsaw puzzles, and spend time with my family. I am also active in my church and chair 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 stay home and have my 2 children.  I enjoy spending my time watching my daughter dance, and my son play hockey and baseball. I also love family bike rides in the park, and playing tennis.


Pre-K Aide: Heidi Galbraith

I have been the Pre-K aide here for many years!  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.