Kristen Jordison became the Head of School at BASIS Scottsdale in 2016 after two years as the Head of School of BASIS Ahwatukee. Prior to this, Mrs. Jordison was the Director of Compliance and Governmental Affairs for BASIS.ed. Mrs. Jordison has worked with, and on behalf of, charter schools in Arizona since 1995. Prior to her tenure with BASIS, she served as Executive Director of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, the nation’s largest charter school authorizer. In that position she was responsible for both the academic and fiscal oversight of all Arizona charter schools, strategic planning and implementation, policy development, implementation and coordination, and the development of relationships with educational partners. Mrs. Jordison holds a Master’s Degree in social sciences from the University of Utah.
Suzanne Miller, the Head of Operations of BASIS Scottsdale, served previously as Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler, Payroll Administrator, and School Accountant for BASIS.ed. Prior to joining the BASIS.ed Finance Division in January 2012, she was the Business Manager at Imagine Tempe charter school and spent seven years as the Director of Finance with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Mrs. Miller earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and is currently pursuing an M.B.A at Grand Canyon University.
Brittany Walker is the Director of the Lower School Program for BASIS Scottsdale. Mrs. Walker earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2010 from Arizona State University. Shortly after she earned her Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University in 2013.
Mrs. Walker has many years of experience working for charter school organizations in a variety of capacities. She has spent her career in education working as an Elementary Teacher, Instructional Coach, Athletic Director and Vice Principal. Mrs. Walker has worked with a wide range of students throughout the Phoenix area.
Brittany Silbaugh is the Director of Upper School Program for BASIS Scottsdale. She joined BASIS Scottsdale in 2014 as the SPED Coordinator. Mrs. Silbaugh earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2004 and her Masters of Education Degree with an emphasis in Special Education from Northcentral University in 2014.
She has spent her career in education working as a Special Education teacher and director working with a wide range of students throughout the Phoenix metro area.
Tyler Garvey is the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Scottsdale. Mr. Garvey joined BASIS Scottsdale for the 2011-2012 school year teaching both Lower and Upper School math. Born and raised in Colorado, Mr. Garvey earned his degree in Mathematics after graduating with distinction from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2006. He made the move across the country to Arizona after four years of teaching in Vermont.