Rochelle Acker

Rochelle is the program administrator and brings over 30 years of experience in school aged child care to the program. She studied art, art education, early childhood, and special education with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MSAE from Mass. College of Art. Her two children attended Brown Middle School and are now young adults. She loves working in her home community, knitting, gardening, and being at HASP!

Francis Henk

Francis is returning for his fourth year at HASP. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University and holds a BS in travel, tourism, and hospitality management. After working in the hospitality industry for two years, Francis decided to build upon his years of experience working with youth. He is currently a Director for the summer and vacation camp programs with Newton Parks & Recreation. He enjoys theater, travel, sports, and singing.

Erin Bisceglia

This is Erin’s fourth year as HASP’s art specialist. When she isn’t at the after-school program, she’s teaching art to high school and middle school students at Clearway School in West Newton. She received her undergraduate degree in art from Brandeis University and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In her spare time Erin enjoys painting, biking, spending time outdoors, and going to museums and galleries.

Patrick Garvey

Patrick is thrilled to be in his third year teaching at HASP. Patrick got his Master’s in Elementary Education from Lesley University in 2013. He is entering his fourth year as a behavior therapist at Brown Middle School. When he is not teaching academic strategies, social skills group, or brain based block, Patrick enjoys cooking, playing guitar, collecting records, and enjoying time outdoors. He also has a passion for improv comedy, so stay on your toes!