People

Meet the BASEC @ Burbank Team

Belmont BASEC at Burbank – Workshops for kids!

Andrew Mountford, Executive Director
Andrew Mountford, Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

Executive Director
Since 2004, Andrew has been the director of after school programming at the Burbank School. With Kendra Blitz and volunteer parents from the community, he founded the BASEC organization in 2010. Andrew completed his undergraduate studies in politics, economics and law at Brandeis University and his Masters of Education from Lesley University.

Annie Gloski, Site Director
Annie Gloski, Site Director

Annie Gloski

Site Director
Annie has been with BASEC since 2010. She graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Elementary Education and has been working with kids in both formal and recreational settings for most of her life. She enjoys developing and implementing exciting new curriculum for BASEC!

Sarah McEllin, Operations Director
Sarah McEllin, Operations Director

Sarah McEllin

Operations Director
Sarah has been with BASEC since 2010. She has a hand in all of BASEC’s programming and is a go-to for parents, students (and teachers!) for questions and correspondence.


Trevor Donahue, Academic Director
Trevor Donahue, Academic Director

Trevor Donahue

Academic Director
Trevor, a Belmont Native, graduated from Hartwick in upstate NY with a B.A. in Sociology. Instrumental in founding the Branch program for BASEC, Trevor has been with BASEC since 2012.

Annie Gladfelter, Director of Community Education and Engagement
Annie Gladfelter, Director of Community Education and Engagement

Annie Gladfelter

Director of Community Education and Engagement
Annie G. is in her second year at BASEC. Before coming to BASEC, she taught for 5 years in the Cambridge Public Schools and worked in after school programming for over 10 years. Annie G. also has her M.Ed in Out-of-School Time Program Development and Improvement. Her work passions include science with kids and professional development.

Amanda Burke, Inclusion Specialist
Amanda Burke, Inclusion Specialist

Amanda Burke

Inclusion Specialist
Amanda has been with BASEC since 2015. She works with students at all BASEC sites. Amanda recently completed her MA in School Counseling.

Ellen McEllin, Curriculum Coordinator
Ellen McEllin, Curriculum Coordinator

Ellen McEllin

Curriculum Coordinator
Ellen has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1999. She is also a classroom aid in 3rd and 4th grade at the Burbank. Ellen runs BASEC @ Burbank Workshops.

Evan Eckstrom, Performing Arts Specialist
Evan Eckstrom, Performing Arts Specialist

Evan Eckstrom

Performing Arts Specialist
Evan has been a specialist at BASEC @ Burbank since 2014. He was trained in theater at the University of New Hampshire and in Improv Boston’s comedy school. Evan has been involved in the grass roots performance art scene in Boston for the past 6 years.

Danny MacAuley, Sports Specialist
Danny MacAuley, Sports Specialist

Danny MacAuley

Sports Specialist
Danny has been with BASEC since 2015. He has a B.S. in Sports Management from Adelphi University. He has previously worked for the New York Islanders and the PGA Tour, as well as serving as the Assistant Director of a summer camp for 4 years.

Felisia Sainz, Visual Arts Specialist
Felisia Sainz, Visual Arts Specialist

Felisia Sainz

Visual Arts Specialist
Felisia joined the BASEC team in 2017! She is also a freelance artist and illustrator!

Jan Toscano, Kindergarten Educator
Jan Toscano, Kindergarten Educator

Jan Toscano

Kindergarten Educator
Jan has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1988! She also teaches at Belmont Cooperative Nursery School.


Sam Taber

Kindergarten Educator
Sam began at BASEC in 2015! He is an accomplished pianist and is one of BASEC’s piano instructors.

Noreen Sacca, Educator
Noreen Sacca, Educator

Noreen Sacca

Educator
Noreen has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1998. She is also the Burbank School’s secretary.


Kathy McClallen

Kindergarten Educator
Kathy has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1999. During the school day, she is a kindergarten classroom aide at the Burbank School. Kathy is also one of our before school teachers.

Karen Shea, Educator
Karen Shea, Educator

Karen Shea

Educator
Karen has been at Burbank School as an aide since 2007. Previously, she was Director of a child care center in Downtown Boston before having her two sons. She spends a lot of her free time at Belmont High football, lacrosse, and rugby games. She has been with BASEC as a before and after school educator since 2011.

Dick Samaria, Educator
Dick Samaria, Educator

Dick Samaria

Educator
“Mr. S” has been with Burbank since 2011. He was a long-time physical education teacher at the Wellington School.

Vicky O'Regan, Educator
Vicky O’Regan, Educator

Vicky O’Regan

Educator
Vicky has been with BASEC since 2003. During the school day, she is the Reading Specialist at the Burbank School. Vicky is also one of our before school teachers.

Elaine Arvanitis, Educator
Elaine Arvanitis, Educator

Elaine Arvanitis

Educator
Elaine has been with BASEC since 2014. During the school day, she is a classroom aide at the Burbank School. Elaine is also one of our before school teachers.


Jael Gorham

Educator
Jael returned to BASEC in 2016–and we love to have her back! She has a Masters of Education from Lesley University.


Jennifer McKenzie

Educator
Jennifer has been with BASEC since 2015. She works as a classroom aide at the Wellington School.


Robyn Greenberg

Educator
Robyn has been with BASEC since 2015. She is also a classroom aide at the Burbank School.


Sara Nelson

Educator
Sara has been with BASEC since 2013. She was a student at BBASP (BASEC’s predecessor) many years ago!


Annie Wardwell

Educator
Annie joins the BASEC team in 2017! We are thrilled to have her! Annie teaches 1st grade at the Burbank School.


Assistant Educators

Julia Cantor, Bryan Collins, Trevor Collins, Ben Crocker, Samantha Dignan, Tori Dignan, Brad Harvey, Alice Hashemi, Carla Maier, Libby Mason, Caroline McLaughlin, Hannah Pierce, Olivia Pierce, Grace Ramey


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