Ellen Weiss – Director

Welcome to BASCP! I am thrilled to be back in person this year and am excited to see all of the faces. I look forward to getting reacquainted with old friends and meeting new friends. So far, I have loved getting to greet all of the parents at pick up!

William Chamberland – Assistant Director

Hello, my name is William Chamberland, and I am returning for a fabulous 14th year at Bowen After School. This year I look forward to developing our programs community through our curriculum with staff and students.  I have a passion for creating innovative experiences through hands on learning that promote reflection and revision. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries regarding your student’s day at our afterschool.

Alan Pedersen – Program Coordinator

My name is Alan Pedersen, and I’m happy to be back as a Coordinator at BASCP after a year away. I spent my year away working at Franklin Elementary as a Special Education Teaching Assistant and really getting into running. BASCP has been my work home since 2011 and I’m so excited to be with Bowen students again.

Stars (Kindergarten & 1st Grade Team)


Hi this is Imge! I have 3 years of experience in BASCP. I live in Needham with my family, and I am very excited to be back working with the K-1 stars.


Hi, my name is Jibek and I work with the K-1 Stars this year. This will be my first year working at BASCP. I am also from Newton, and I graduated from Newton South High School, so I’m looking forward to being a part of the Newton Public Schools again.


Hello! My name is Landis Williams. I am a senior at Berklee College of Music. I just recently moved to Boston from Connecticut. This is my 5th year working with elementary students. I am super excited to be working with he K-1 students.

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


Hi! My name is Claire, and I am excited to be part of BASCP! I love working with young people and inspiring them to be creative. I am passionate about art and marine science. I hope to study marine biology in Australia!


I am very excited to be working with the 2nd and 3rd grade Comets. I am originally from Mexico, I lived in the Netherlands for my studies, and now I am living in Boston. I love children, science, whales, and rock climbing.


Ozone (4th & 5th Grade Team)


My name is Andrè (Drè) Sumler. I’m originally from Teaneck New Jersey. I’m a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. In my free time I’m an active musician across the East Coast.