Originally from North Carolina, Ms. Hagopian earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Duke University. While at Duke University, Ms. Hagopian taught Chemistry to K-12 students through a program called Duke Chemistry Outreach. Ms. Hagopian, who is a classically trained ballet dancer, served as the director of an arts-focused after-school program in North Carolina, where she provided tutoring in Math and English and ran the ballet and creative movement classes for children aged three to twelve. Ms. Hagopian is extremely excited to join BASIS Phoenix Primary. Entering her 5th year in a BASIS curriculum school, Ms. Hagopian joined the BASIS family in 2014 as a 4th and 5th grade Science Teacher at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. She later served as the Middle School Dean of Students at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, followed by her role as the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Independent Fremont. Ms. Hagopian moved to Arizona in 2017 to serve as the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Peoria Primary. Ms. Hagopian has helped students succeed both in and out of the classroom, and she believes that with the right tools, any student can succeed at BASIS. She loves the energy that primary-aged students bring to the classroom, and is excited to meet all of the new BASIS Phoenix Primary parents & students!