People

Meet the BASEC @ Burbank Team

BASEC Sarah Houtmeyers
Site Director, BASEC @ Burbank

Sarah Houtmeyers

BASEC Ellen McEllin
Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Burbank

Ellen McEllin

BASEC-Andrew-Mountford
Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

BASEC Viviana Sanchez
Family Engagement Specialist

Viviana Sanchez

BASEC Annie Gladfelter
Director of Impact

Annie Gladfelter

BASEC Vana Keledjian
Kindergarten Educator

Vana Keledjian

BASEC Alex DeMaris
Sports Specialist

Alex DeMaris

BASEC Felisia Sainz
Visual Arts Specialist

Felisia Sainz

BASEC Ola Jachtorowicz
STEM Specialist

Ola Jachtorowicz

BASEC Sam Taber
Educator

Sam Taber

Educator

Vicky O’Regan

Educator

Karen Shea

BASEC Kathy McClallen
Educator

Kathy McClallen

BASEC Elaine Arvantis
Educator

Elaine Arvantis

BASEC Isabella Brody Magid
Assistant Educator

Isabella Brody Magid

BASEC Julia Ying
Assistant Educator

Julia Ying

BASEC Sam McFadyen
Assistant Educator

Sam McFadyen

BASEC Alex Mattos
Kindergarten Educator

Alex Mattos

BASEC Sarah Houtmeyers

Site Director, BASEC @ Burbank

Sarah Houtmeyers

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. She moved from head of Operations to the Burbank Site Director in 2019!

BASEC Ellen McEllin

Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Burbank

Ellen McEllin

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 is the main point of contact for BASEC @ Burbank Workshops and tutoring and begins her role as Director of Student Programming in 2019!

BASEC-Andrew-Mountford

Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

BASEC Founder, Andrew Mountford, has spent his career in out-of-school time education and non-profit leadership. He completed his undergraduate studies in politics, economics and law at Brandeis University and his Masters of Education from Lesley University.

BASEC Viviana Sanchez

Family Engagement Specialist

Viviana Sanchez

Viviana joined the BASEC team in 2019 after working 4 years at a Therapeutic Foster Care Agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and human development with a focus in psychology. Her passion for nonprofit work began after working for Jumpstart and AmeriCorps where she saw first hand how nonprofit organizations positively impact the lives of children and families involved. Viviana is excited for this new chapter at BASEC!

BASEC Annie Gladfelter

Director of Impact

Annie Gladfelter

Annie G. is in her fifth 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.

BASEC Vana Keledjian

Kindergarten Educator

Vana Keledjian

Vana, a Belmont native, has been with BASEC since 2018. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and has over 15 years of experience in childcare. Vana also teaches art workshops.

BASEC Alex DeMaris

Sports Specialist

Alex DeMaris

Alex joined the BASEC team in 2020 after completing the Boston Teacher Residency program and obtaining a Masters in Education from UMass Boston. He received a Bachelors in Human Development & Family Science from Oregon State and has always wanted to make a positive impact in children’s lives. Alex is thrilled to be a part of BASEC and the Belmont community.

BASEC Felisia Sainz

Visual Arts Specialist

Felisia Sainz

Felisia has been with BASEC since 2017. She got her BFA in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Arts and Design. Since college she has been working on her own artwork and comics, curating for gallery spaces, and doing freelance illustration.

BASEC Ola Jachtorowicz

STEM Specialist

Ola Jachtorowicz

Ola joined the BASEC team in 2018. She has a B.A. in Biology from Boston College. Since then, she has pursued her dual interests in science communication and instructional design. Her experience includes managing the Life Sciences editorial team at the Journal of Visualized Experiments and developing adult learning workshops for RAIN Group. She leads BASEC students in hands-on, inquiry-based enrichment activities — from making slime to engineering rockets!

BASEC Sam Taber

Educator

Sam Taber

Since 2015, Sam has played the dual role as piano teacher and educator with BASEC. He is proud to be part of the arts team and contribute musically to the program throughout the school year, during vacation camp, and for special productions. Sam is a local freelance musician who plays regularly around New England. He has a B.A. in History from Boston University.

Educator

Vicky O’Regan

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.

Educator

Karen Shea

Karen has been with BASEC since 2011. She works at before school and after school. Karen also is a professional aide at Burbank which she began in September 2007.

BASEC Kathy McClallen

Educator

Kathy McClallen

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.

BASEC Elaine Arvantis

Educator

Elaine Arvantis

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

BASEC Isabella Brody Magid

Assistant Educator

Isabella Brody Magid

Bella is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. She is graduating from BHS in 2024.

BASEC Julia Ying

Assistant Educator

Julia Ying

Julia is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. She is graduating from BHS in 2022.

BASEC Sam McFadyen

Assistant Educator

Sam McFadyen

Sam is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. He is graduating from BHS in 2022.

BASEC Alex Mattos

Kindergarten Educator

Alex Mattos

Alex, a Belmont native, has been with BASEC since 2008. She is working on her undergraduate degree at Middlesex Community College.


Interested in joining our team? Check the Careers page for current openings.


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