Stephanie Terrell is the Head of School for BASIS Chandler and has been with the administrative team since the school’s 2011 inaugural year. Mrs. Terrell and team most recently helped BASIS Chandler reach the rank of “Second Most Challenging High School in America.”
“The combination of all our parts allows for a positive influence in life’s journey.” Mrs. Terrell is a leader, educator, speaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and, prior to joining BASIS, had over 10 years of experience teaching computer applications, all primary grades subjects, and middle school / high school math. Mrs. Terrell was the key administrator for the development of an international business and has been a highly requested public speaker and instructor in leadership development. Mrs. Terrell believes that the formula for leadership starts with being a servant, adds hard work, and finishes with perseverance.
As Head of School for BASIS Chandler, Stephanie Terrell partners with students, parents, and other BASIS educators to help young people prepare for and embrace a life full of opportunity.
It is with great excitement that Kimberley Hunt continues this year as the Head of Operations. Ms. Hunt has been at BASIS Chandler for the past four years as the HOSA, an AP History Teacher, Athletic Director, and finally as the DAP for two years. Prior to working for the BASIS network, she worked as an Assistant professor at California State University in Sacramento as well as an Archival assistant at the California State Museum. Ms. Hunt has also worked as the Director of Admissions at a small arts college as well as the Executive Director of a branch of Kumon Math & Reading center in Oregon.
Ms. Hunt earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in History from California State University in Sacramento.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minors in Biblical Studies and Family Studies, from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1999. He also holds a Master’s degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and a post-graduate principal certification. Over the past 13 years he has been an Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Principal, curriculum writer, teacher, and coach. He has also taught junior high and high school English, Spanish, PE, and a senior capstone called Self Reliance.
Matt looks forward to the new school year and the opportunities that are before him, and is thrilled to be at BASIS Chandler. He believes his role is to support students and teachers in all aspects. Matt loves working with teachers and students to help each one reach their highest potential.
Collin is thrilled to be joining the BASIS Chandler administration as Operations Director this year. He comes to us from Tucson, his hometown for the last 28 years. Collin graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. This is his third year with BASIS — he worked in Operations at Tucson North for two years. Collin believes his passion for competing and his background in critical thinking will make him a great addition to the Operations team at BASIS Chandler.
Sara Pollock is very excited to be a part of the BASIS Chandler staff as the Director of Student Affairs, Middle School. Prior to joining BASIS Chandler, she worked as a science filmer and editor for an online course development company in Scottsdale. She also worked as a science teacher for 10 years and still works part-time as a Mad Scientist training instructor, conducting science experiments all over east valley school districts. Some of you may recognize her as Slimy Sara at local events!
Sara has an undergraduate degree in Biology and have two graduate degrees in Secondary Education and Administration and Supervision.
Mr. Kittredge is thrilled to continue as BASIS Chandler’s Director of Upper School Program. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama from Dartmouth College, as well as a Master’s Degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Arizona. He subsequently began working for BASIS in 2006. At BASIS Tucson, and later BASIS Tucson North, he taught virtually every class offered by the English department. Six years ago, he transitioned into the role of College Counselor and Senior Project Coordinator, in which he had the privilege of helping seniors prepare to navigate the waters of life after BASIS. That position left him continuously humbled by the sophistication, erudition, and sheer intellectual horsepower that BASIS students are able to achieve. He came to BASIS Chandler in 2015 and has enjoyed working ever-since with our tremendous, close-knit community of scholarship.