Meet the BASEC @ Burbank Team
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 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 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.
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.
Inclusion Director and Academic Liaison
Amanda has been with BASEC since 2015. She works with students at all BASEC sites. Amanda recently completed her MA in School Counseling.
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.
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 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.
Visual Arts Specialist
Felisia joined the BASEC team in 2017! She is also a freelance artist and illustrator!
Jan has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1988! She also teaches at Belmont Cooperative Nursery School.
Since 2015, Sam has played the dual role as piano teacher and kindergarten 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.
Noreen has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1998. She is also the Burbank School’s secretary.
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 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.
“Mr. S” has been with Burbank since 2011. He was a long-time physical education teacher at the Wellington School.
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 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 returned to BASEC in 2016–and we love to have her back! She has a Masters of Education from Lesley University.
Jennifer has been with BASEC since 2015. She works as a classroom aide at the Wellington School.
Robyn has been with BASEC since 2015. She is also a classroom aide at the Burbank School.
Annie joins the BASEC team in 2017! We are thrilled to have her! Annie teaches 1st grade at the Burbank School.
Julia Cantor, Bryan Collins, Trevor Collins, Ben Crocker, Samantha Dignan, Tori Dignan, Brad Harvey, Alice Hashemi, Carla Maier, Caroline McLaughlin, Hannah Pierce, Grace Ramey