Before joining the Blue Jay family as the Interim Head of School, America Palmer served as the Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at BASIS San Antonio Primary – Medical Center Campus. Mrs. Palmer is excited about her transition to this new role and is eager to help create an enriching school community and culture at BASIS San Antonio Primary – North Central Campus.
Before finding BASIS, Mrs. Palmer worked as a contracted bilingual speech therapist assistant for various school districts in San Antonio and surrounding areas. In 2013, she began working as the Director and College Counselor for The Center for Academic Excellence at Antonian College Preparatory High School. During her time at Antonian, Mrs. Palmer developed programs to promote student academic success and college readiness. Mrs. Palmer brought with her a wealth of experience, having worked as grade level head, college counselor and school administrator.
Mrs. Palmer earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
Andrew Freeman joined BASIS North Central in 2014 after extensive work in higher education and cultural resources education. Andrew has served as a general education dean, university administrator and, most recently, as a deputy director at an archaeological research and education center specializing in prehistoric rock art. He has an extensive background in English and writing instruction and has implemented education and teacher training programs at a wide range of sites including the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Andrew holds a BA in English from Beloit College and an MA in English from Northwestern University. While attending his graduate program, Andrew also earned a certificate through the Chicago Area Writing Project, the Chicago affiliate of the National Writing Project.