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Meet the BASEC @ Burbank Team

Belmont BASEC at Burbank – Workshops for kids!

Andrew Mountford, Executive Director
Andrew Mountford, Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

Executive Director
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.

Sarah McEllin, Site Director
Sarah McEllin, Site Director

Sarah McEllin

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

Ellen McEllin, Director of Student Programming
Ellen McEllin, Director of Student Programming

Ellen McEllin

Director of Student Programming
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!

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

Annie Gladfelter

Director of Impact
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.

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 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.

Ola Jachtorowicz, STEM Specialist
Ola Jachtorowicz, STEM Specialist

Ola Jachtorowicz

STEM Specialist
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!

Viviana Sanchez, Family Engagement Specialist
Viviana Sanchez, Family Engagement Specialist

Viviana Sanchez

Family Engagement Specialist
Viviana joins 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!

Vana Keledjian, Kindergarten Educator
Vana Keledjian, Kindergarten Educator

Vana Keledjian

Kindergarten Educator
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.

Sam Taber, Educator
Sam Taber, Educator

Sam Taber

Educator
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.

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.

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.

Gaelen McGrail, Educator
Gaelen McGrail, Educator

 

Gaelen McGrail

Educator
Gaelen joined BASEC in 2018. His previous experience includes coaching, tutoring, and working as a classroom assistant. He attended UMass Boston, where he played on the basketball team.

Madeleine Carrese, Educator
Madeleine Carrese, Educator

Madeleine Carrese

Educator
Madeleine entered her first year with BASEC in 2019.

Sara Doran, Educator
Sara Doran, Educator

Sara Doran

Educator
Sara entered her first year with BASEC in 2019.!


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