Ellen Weiss – Director

Hello, my name is Ellen Weiss and I am amazed to say that I am entering my 29th year at BASCP.  I have grown up in the program, much like your children!  When I am not at BASCP, I enjoy spending time at Manomet Beach relaxing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.  I also enjoy taking my nieces out on adventures.  I look forward to the exciting year ahead.  

William Chamberland – Assistant Director

Hello, my name is William Chamberland, and I am returning for my 16th year at Bowen After School and I will be leading the Comets and Ozone teams. I am committed to BASCP’s mission and community and am invested in being an active contributor in its continued growth and success. I have a passion for creating innovative experiences through educational adventures that promote reflection and revision. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries regarding your students’ experience at BASCP.  

Alan Pedersen – Program Coordinator

My name is Alan Pedersen, and I’m happy to be starting my lucky 13th year at BASCP. This year, in addition to my administrative duties, I will spend much of my time working with first graders, which was actually my first experience in the after school world when I entered this profession last century. This summer I kept myself very busy being lazy at Nantasket Beach and in the White Mountains. During the school year, you may see me at the end of the day rushing out the door to join my running group. I’m excited for another great year of students developing friendships, learning new things, and creating.

Stars (Kindergarten & 1st Grade Team)



My name is Saskia Emmanuelle most people know me as Emma. This is my second year working as the K-1 specialist at BASCP. I’ve been working with children for almost 9 years now. It’s always a rewarding experience. I majored in Political Science and Public Policy and now I am looking into Ed Law. On my free time I love to dabble into fashion photography, writing music, reading, & dramatic theater. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the school year! 


Hello everyone, I’m Greg and this will be my third year working at BASCP. I live in Wellesley with my family and two dogs. In my free time, I like to play the Pokemon trading card game and board games. I’m excited for the upcoming school year.


Hi, I am Imge. This is my fifth year at BASCP. I live in Needham. My hobbies are yoga, macrame, and taking long walks on weekends. I can’t wait to teach activities and have fun with K-1 students

Comets & Satellites (2nd & 3rd Grade Team)


Hello, I am Anthony Le and this will be my second year working at BASCP. I’m very excited to get to know all of the incoming Comets as well as catch up with some familiar faces! I spend my free time reading, writing, biking and playing trading card games like Pokémon or Magic: The Gathering.


Hello, My name is Jenelle. This is my second year teaching at BASCP. My degree is in Liberal Arts with a major in Fine Arts. After college I completed a year long teaching internship and then went on to teach K-12th grade art for six years at two different private schools. I have taken a break from teaching to work with the wonderful BASCP team as my two children make their way through NPS. During the day, I spend my time sculpting, sketchbook drawing, leather crafting and designing jewelry through wax carving/ casting. I love going for nature walks, photographing woodland areas, watercolor painting, gardening, and aquarium keeping. I look forward to encouraging lots of outdoor creativity and exploration. 


Hello! I’m Kiyah. I love working, teaching, and engaging with young creative minds. I’m excited about sharing my passion of music, dance, and arts and crafts with students and expand their creativity.


Lou has been a part of Newton After School for 42 years, and he has been in childcare for 48 years. He has worked with children from 18 months to high school and is comfortable with all ages. He has done almost every job in childcare there is. He was an Assistant Teacher, Preschool Teacher, After School Teacher, Head Teacher, Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Director. Throughout it all, he has always done daily activities with children. It’s his favorite part of the job and the most fun! Activities he enjoys doing with students include sports (especially basketball and non-competitive/competitive gym games), gardening (his group once grew a 133 pound pumpkin), walking and running clubs, science, woodworking, sculpture clubs, and musical instruments. Lou has three children – all of whom are in their 30’s and were in the classroom with him in preschool and elementary after school. He also has three grandchildren ages 5, 5, & 8. Lou’s hobbies include vegetable gardening, going to Red Sox games, watching Patriots and Penn State football games, and playing the trumpet, harmonica, and recorder.

Ozone (4th & 5th Grade Team


Hello! My name is Cam and this is my third year at BASCP! I love painting, playing music, and all things hockey (especially ice skating)! I’m super excited to see old friends and meet new ones because we are going to have such a fun year with lots of laughs!


Hello everyone, I’m Timothy! This will be my second year at BASCP but my fourth year working with children overall. Having worked in daycare, a tutor, or even a coding teacher, I am so very happy to work with the 4th/5th graders and hope to bring some of my passions into various activities over the year. 


Hello! My name is Bobby and this is my first year at BASCP. I love theatre, sports, and so much more. I’ve been having such a great time getting to know everyone and I’m excited for the rest of the school year!