Becky Ratliff

Head of School

Becky comes to BASIS Ahwatukee from BASIS Prescott where she worked as the Head of School. Becky started with BASIS at our Flagstaff campus where she helped open the campus in 2011 as the Special Education Coordinator. In 2012, she became the School Director, and for the 2013-2014 School Year she moved into the Upper School Director role. Becky received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also studied abroad in Siena, Italy, for several months where she took courses in Language and Culture. In 2011, she received her Master of Education from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and also received an endorsement in Special Education. Becky worked at a low income, high-risk high school in Virginia as a Reading Specialist and Special Education Teacher.

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Nicole Kamp

Head of Operations

Nicole Kamp currently serves as the Head of Operations for BASIS Ahwatukee, and is responsible for the financial operations of the school; maintenance and development of the school premises, IT services and auxiliary programs. Prior to transferring, Mrs. Kamp worked as the Head of Operations at BASIS Scottsdale for three years. Additionally, she has ten years of experience in charter school operations outside of BASIS Charter Schools and 15 years classroom experience as an elementary school teacher. She assisted in acquiring a charter for the Shelby School in Payson and later became the school’s principal. She also managed operations at Shelby Schools Mesa site for six years.

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Lyndsay Rogers

Director of Student Affairs

Lyndsay Rogers is currently the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Ahwatukee. She joined BASIS Ahwatukee in its opening year as the Student Support Coordinator in 2013, and served as the Dean of Students the year following. As the Director of Student Affairs, Mrs. Rogers is responsible for working with the Dean on all issues relating to the well-being of the students during their time at school, including code of conduct matters, as well as academic support and intervention. Mrs. Rogers earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude as a student athlete, playing soccer all four years, while also being involved in the performing arts and leading student government. Her career in education started in 2001, as a certified high school biology teacher and soccer coach in the state of Texas, then gaining her certificate in the state of Massachusetts in 2006. For five years, Mrs. Rogers has worked in the biotech industry for the following diagnostic labs, Genzyme Genetics and Laboratory Corporation of America respectively. Eager to get back into education, she has now found BASIS to be her home away from home. Mrs. Rogers is excited to be a part of BASIS, helping to create a great culture for learning and guiding students to reach their full potential.

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Kelsey Hartpence

Director of Academic Programs

Kelsey Hartpence received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Kansas State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she taught as a graduate teaching assistant. Kelsey taught Social Studies and English before working as an instructional coach with Teach for America. Kelsey joined the BASIS team in 2015 as Dean of Students before transitioning to her current role as Director of Academic Programs with BASIS Ahwatukee.

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