Student Services

Heather Frasso, School Nurse

Hello, Bates community! My name is Heather Frasso and I am the Bates school nurse. It’s hard to believe I have been at the Bates and Mozart elementary schools for five years! I love having the opportunity to work with your children. The students keep me engaged and give me opportunities to learn and grow on a daily basis. My goal is to support our students to reach their optimal health potential to ensure they are ready to learn. Our students are entitled to be equipped with information needed to make healthy choices and my job is to help provide this material.

I have two sons, both of whom live away at college! I have a dog named Buddy who keeps me busy and laughing. I have always wanted to row on the Charles River and I started to row this past year and I love it. I have not rowed on the Charles as of yet, but I am working on it. I also like to ride my bike and eat! I enjoy going out to eat with my sons; it gives us the chance to talk.

Heather Frasso, School Nurse |

Janet Marrone, Speech Therapist

My name is Janet Marrone and I am a speech/language pathologist at the Bates.  I just completed my third year at the Bates and previously worked at the Henderson Inclusion Elementary School for 14 years.  I love having the opportunity to work with students from pre-K through fifth grade, developing relationships with children and their families and watching them mature and grow.  It is my hope that all children who come to our school feel successful.

I live in Wayland with my husband and our 5 year-old daughter.  I enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, reading, baking and spending time with my family.

Janet Marrone, Speech Therapist |

Mary Jane
Mary Jane Brady, Special Education Coordinator

Mary Jane Brady serves as Special Education and Student Services Coordinator at Bates and Conley Elementary Schools. Mary Jane begins her fifth year in this role at Bates Elementary, although she has worked full-time for Boston Public Schools since 2007. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stonehill College and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Eastern Nazarene College. As Special Education Coordinator, Mary Jane chairs Team Meetings at the Bates in order to determine if students’ have a disability and, if so, does the student require specially designed instruction in order to make effective progress. She is the go-to person for questions related to any aspect of special education services delivered to students who have been determined as eligible and receiving special education services. Mary Jane’s previous experience includes special education advocacy and human resource management. She is at the Bates on Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Leona Sweeney, Special Education Clerk,  is extremely helpful and also has a great deal of experience. Leona is at the Bates on Tuesdays and every other Monday. The best way to reach Mary Jane is via phone (Bates 617.635.8064), leave a message with Cindy, Bates School secretary, or via e-mail.

Mary Jane Brady, Special Education Coordinator |


Kelsey Drapeau, ABA

My name is Kelsey Drapeau and I’m excited to be continuing my time with Boston Public Schools at the Bates School this year. This is my fourth year as an ABA specialist in BPS. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Developmental Psychology from Wheelock College, and I am currently working towards my Master’s in Behavioral Analysis at Simmons College. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cheering on Boston sports teams and exploring the city of Boston!

Kelsey Drapeau, Applied Behavior Analyst |

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