Head of School
Education: BFA in Art Education from the University of Arizona (Summa Cum Laude); Master's in Educational Leadership at Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude)
Related Experience: I have been employed by BASIS.ed for six years. I started my career with BASIS back in 2011 where I helped open and establish BASIS Chandler. In addition to implementing and creating the 5–12 art curriculum as the Head of the Art Department, I also had the opportunity to mentor new teachers. After working at BASIS Chandler for four years, I transferred to BASIS Scottsdale Primary to serve as the Director of Student Affairs and the Director of Academic Programs. I helped open and establish BASIS Scottsdale Primary for the 2015–16 year. I am extremely passionate about the BASIS Primary K–4 program, which focuses on instilling foundational skills that prepare students for high academic expectations in the 5–12 program. We establish the study skills, organizational skills, social skills, critical thinking skills, and academic mindset that students need in order to succeed throughout their entire educational careers. We have an incredible team at BCPNC and our goal is to instill a true love of learning in each and every one of our students.
Hobbies/Interests: In my free time, I enjoy drawing, painting, cycling, and reading.
Head of Operations
Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Education: BS in Management
Related Experience: Before joining BASIS charter schools, I spent 10 years at Target Corporate Distribution Centers in order processing and inventory management, and two years at University of Phoenix as an enrollment advisor. In 2011, I moved my family to Gilbert from Michigan to join BASIS Schools as the Assistant to the Head of School at BASIS Chandler in its inaugural school year. In July of 2012, I was promoted to the Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler. As the Head of Operations, I was able to incorporate my studies in Management from the University of Phoenix and transitioned to the Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler Primary South Campus in January 2015. In June 2016, I was on the move again to start up BASIS Chandler Primary North Campus. I pride myself in saying I have been a member of the start-up teams at each of the three BASIS Chandler schools.
Hobbies/Interests: When I'm not attending a BASIS Chandler or BASIS Chandler Primary North event, my husband and I love spending time rooting for our two children in their sports and drama productions.
Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana
Education: BS in Sociology from Arizona State University; Post Baccalaureate General Education K–8; Post Baccalaureate Special Education; Cross-categorical K–12
Related Experience: I have 24 years of experience teaching special education.
Hobbies/Interests: DIY home projects, family time, cooking, and doting on my grandson!
Director of Academic Programs
Hometown: South Yorkshire, England
Education: BS in Minerals Engineering from Birmingham University, England; Post-Graduate Certification in Education from University of Newcastle, England; MEd in Administration & Supervision from Arizona State University
Related Experience: Assistant Principal at Arizona Agribusiness Equine Center, Paradise Valley, AZ; Science Chair & Chemistry Teacher at Phoenix Country Day School, Paradise Valley, AZ; Chemistry Teacher at The Spence School, New York, NY; Chemistry Teacher at Kenton School, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Hobbies/Interests: Music, soccer, and home improvement projects.