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

Erin Hartwell, Education Director

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
Enrollment and Office Manager, 7 years
Education Director since 2021
At ACC since 2002

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

Megan Fitzpatrick, Administrative Specialist

B.A. in Visual Arts, Hampshire College
Coursework in Early Childhood Development, Center for Montessori Teacher Education
Early Childhood Teacher, Lexington Montessori School
Owner & Operator, Heart & Hand Playschool
At ACC since 2021

Els Knoppers, Administrative Specialist

B.A. in Art History, Vassar College
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Lesley College
M.S. in Organization Development, American University
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

Barbara O’Neal, Education Consultant

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
Consultant, Brackett After-School Program, 1986 – 2020
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
ACC Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher, 5 years

ACC Education Director, 40 years
At ACC since 1976
Education Consultant since 2021

Charlene Belden, Bookkeeper

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

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