After receiving her BFA in Art Education from the University of Arizona (Summa Cum Laude) and Master’s in Educational Leadership at Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude), Dania Gold came to BASIS.ed where she has been employed for seven years.
Ms. Gold started her career with BASIS back in 2011 when she helped open and establish BASIS Chandler. In addition to implementing and creating the 5-12 art curriculum as the Head of the Art Department, Dania Gold also had the opportunity to mentor new teachers. After working at BASIS Chandler for four years, she transferred to BASIS Scottsdale Primary to open and establish the K-4 school. Ms. Gold served as the Director of Student Affairs and the Director of Academic Programs.
After working at BASIS Scottsdale Primary, Ms. Gold fell in love with the BASIS primary model. She is passionate about the primary curriculum because it focuses on instilling fundamental skills that prepare students for high academic expectations in the 5-12 program. Students establish the study skills, organizational skills, social skills, critical thinking skills, and academic mindset they need to succeed throughout their entire educational careers. Last year Ms. Gold transferred to open and establish BASIS Chandler Primary North Campus as the Head of School.
Ms. Gold is thrilled to have the opportunity to instill a true love of learning in each and every one of her students.
Julie Brock comes to BASIS Chandler Primary North with 24 years of experience teaching special education. Ms.Brock received her BS in Sociology from Arizona State University, Post Baccalaureate in General Education K–8, and Post Baccalaureate in Special Education; Cross-categorical K–12.
Dean Wilkins received his BS in Minerals Engineering from Birmingham University, England, Post-Graduate Certification in Education from University of Newcastle, England, and MEd in Administration & Supervision from Arizona State University. Before coming to BASIS Chandler Primary North, Mr.Wilkins served as the Assistant Principal at Arizona Agribusiness Equine Center, the Science Chair & Chemistry Teacher at Phoenix Country Day School, a Chemistry Teacher at The Spence School, and has worked as a Chemistry Teacher at Kenton School.