Meet the BASEC @ Chenery 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.
Amber has been with BASEC since 2014. She has a rich background in youth work, community engagement and nonprofit management. Amber graduated from The University of California, Santa Cruz. Previous to working at BASEC, she was an art teacher and Director for a grassroots hunger relief organization based in Boston.
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.
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.
Amanda has been with BASEC since 2015. She works with students at all BASEC sites. Amanda recently completed her MA in School Counseling.
Danielle has been with BASEC (and its predecessor, ChenEx) since 2007. She has a degree from Lesley University in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Education.
Performing Arts Specialist
Cate is thrilled for her fifth year teaching Performing Arts classes, and creating and directing performances with the students. Cate has a B.A. in Theater and a B.A. Communication with a Film Studies Certificate from UMass Amherst. Outside of BASEC, Cate is an artist exploring the world of Songwriting, Music Production, and DJing. She has been with BASEC since 2013.
James has been the Sports Specialist for BASEC @ Chenery since 2010. He has a degree in Psychology from UMass Boston.
Community Service Specialist
Cortnay has been with BASEC since 2015. She also works for housing justice with Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and community art collaboratives with City Life Vida Urbana.
Visual Arts Specialist
Jamie received her Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Molloy College and her Masters of Education in Community Arts from Lesley University. She has been with BASEC since 2016, and feels incredibly lucky that she gets to spend her days creating art with enthusiastic children!
Jeremy has worked for BASEC since 2013 and is in his second year working as part of the Branch program. He grew up in Belmont and received a degree in American History from Boston University. He also worked as a Professional Aide in 8th grade classrooms at Chenery during the 2016-2017 school year.
Andrea, or Ms. Grant as the students call her, has been with BASEC and its predecessor since 2002. She has her graduate degree in Education from Cambridge College.
Alex, a Belmont native, has been with BASEC since 2008. She is working on her undergraduate degree at Middlesex Community College.
Educator and Kitchen Supervisor
Melissa has been with the Belmont Public Schools for twenty-four years and with BASEC since 2014. She is a Belmont native and has three children who attend Belmont Public Schools.
Carter joins the BASEC team in 2017! He has a degree from UMass Amherst in Psychology.
Adele Clements Wilson
Adele rejoined BASEC in 2016 and we loved having her back! Adele is also a reading and writing classroom teacher.
Jen has been with BASEC since 2016. She is a Belmont native and her kids attend the Burbank!
Tom has been with BASEC since 2007. He was one of our first high school “Assistant Teachers” many years ago and attended BBASP (BASEC’s predecessor) as an elementary school student!
Nicole joined BASEC in 2016. She is also a fifth grade classroom teacher at the Chenery!
Brendan has been with BASEC since 2016. He brings amazing energy to BASEC Arts program, as well every other endeavor!
Pete has been with BASEC since 2015. He works as a coach and classroom aide at the Chenery.
Caitlin Fowler, Brad Harvey, Liza Hote, Navya Jain, Olga Katayenko, Katherine Libenson, Meron Powers, Samuel Thompson, Maidelis Weber.