Administration
Mathew Dolan, Director

B.A. in Psychology, UMass-Boston
Additional coursework in Early Childhood Administration and American Studies
ACC classroom experience with all age groups, 1984 – present
Program Administrator, Brackett After-School Program, 1988 – present
Minuteman Tech Child Care Advisory Committee, 1991 – present
Board of Directors, South Shore Community Action Council, 1997 – 2001
Board Member Arlington Heights Nursery School
At ACC since 1984

Barbara O’Neal, Education Director

B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Brooklyn College
Graduate courses in Special Needs
Teacher, New York City Public Schools
Teacher, White Park Nursery School, Concord, NH
Founder/Teacher/Director, Village Preschool, Reston, VA
Teacher, Sunshine Nursery School, Arlington, MA
Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher at ACC, 5 years
Member, Child Care Resource Center Advisory Committee, 1993-98
Treasurer, 10 years, Arlington Early Childhood Association
Consultant, Brackett After-School Program, 1986 – present
Co-Author of child-rearing book, I Brake for Meltdowns: How to Handle the Most Exasperating Behavior of Your 2 to 5 Year Old, published in 2008
At ACC since 1976

Johanna Jones, Administrative Coordinator

B.A. in Psychology and Social Science, Westfield State College
Graduate coursework in Education
Certified Yoga Instructor for Children, Youth and Families; Specializing in early childhood, ages 2-7
Brackett After-School Teacher, 4 years
BASP Kindergarten Coordinator, 2 years
ACC Preschool AM Teacher, 3 years
ACC Float Teacher, 4 years
ACC Woodworking Teacher, 8 years
ACC Yoga Teacher since 2013
At ACC since 1999

Erin Hartwell, Enrollment and Office Manager

B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Sociology, UMass-Amherst
Obtained Massachusetts Teacher Certification, PreK-3
ACC Preschool I Teacher, 2 years
ACC Preschool AM Lead Teacher, 10 years
At ACC since 2002

Els Knoppers, Administrative Specialist

B.A. in Art History, Vassar College
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Lesley College
M.S. in Organizational Development, American University
Teacher, Lesley Ellis School
Deputy Director of Human Resources, City of Cambridge
Director of Human Resources, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston
At ACC since 2014

Jan Haroutunian, Health Consultant R.N.

Graduate, New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing
At ACC since 1983

Charlene Belden, Bookkeeper

Attended Miami Dade Junior College
Treasurer, Pleasant St. Congregational Church, 15 years
At ACC since 1985

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