Since joining the BASIS Peoria community four years ago, the pride that I have to be a part of this team has continued to grow. I am continually reminded of what an outstanding team we have and am proud of the exceptional learning environment we create for our students to pursue their academic goals. From a very young age I knew my passion was working with children in education. I was born in California but moved to Arizona at an early age, where I stayed until graduating high school. I went to college in Texas and received my degree from Abilene Christian University before moving back to Arizona to pursue my teaching career. During this time I worked in both private and public schools as a teacher, coordinator, team lead and teaching mentor. I joined BASIS as an Exceptional Students Services Coordinator, and then had the opportunity to move into the Director of Student Affairs position. I have thoroughly enjoyed both of these roles and especially working closely with both teachers and students to promote high academic achievement. I am excited about the opportunity to take on the role of Head of School and I look forward to continuing to build upon what has already been established by my predecessors and our talented staff.
Becky Trower joined BASIS Peoria in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She brought with her a wealth of knowledge, having worked in numerous capacities in Kindergarten through 12th grade schools in California. While here at BASIS Peoria, Mrs. Trower has worked in the Operations and Front Offices, taught Physical Geography, served as our Auxiliary Programs Coordinator and Director of Academic Programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Geography from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies (emphasis on History and Geography) from the University of Texas, Austin. Her daughter is a 2015 BASIS Peoria graduate, who now attends the University of Chicago. As Head of Operations, Mrs. Trower enjoys working closely with our staff and faculty to enhance the exceptional education offered here at BASIS Peoria.