Heather Vita

Head of Operations

Heather Vita joined BASIS in 2010 at BASIS Scottsdale. In 2013, she opened BASIS Ahwatukee and transitioned into the role of Director of Academic Programs. In summer 2015, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to assume the role of Head of Operations. Ms. Vita earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from Arizona State University and will obtain a Masters in Human Resources Management in December 2017. Prior to BASIS, her previous experience includes working for a non-profit organization that specialized in sustainability.

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Portia Cameron

Director of Student Affairs

Portia Cameron joined BASIS D.C. in 2012. She has had many roles throughout the school, and is currently the Director of Student Affairs. Ms. P as she is known, has been dedicated to the BASIS D.C.’s families and students since the beginning. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and is pursuing her Masters of Education and Supervision. Prior to BASIS, Mrs. Cameron taught in the Hampton City Public School System.

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Elan Dalton

Director of Academic Programs

Elan Dalton joined BASIS D.C. in 2014 as a Biology and Engineering teacher. In 2016, he became the school’s Director of Academic Programs. Prior to joining BASIS, Mr. Dalton earned his Master’s degrees in Physiology (University of Florida), Biology (Virginia Tech), and Secondary Education (American University), while teaching part-time in grade schools and colleges to fund his studies.

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Ira Luke

Director of Student Affairs

Ira Luke joined BASIS D.C. in 2016 as the Director of Student Affairs with a focus on Student Intervention. For the past 10 years, he has served in various roles in school leadership from College Counselor to Dean of Students in high performing charter schools in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C. Mr. Luke’s passion is to serve others and ensure our students are prepared academically and socially to reach their maximum potential. Mr. Luke was attracted to BASIS because of the high expectations and academic rigor. Mr. Luke graduated from Susquehanna University with a BA in Communications.

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Alice Randall

Alice Randall

Director of External Affairs

Alice Randall joined BASIS DC in 2015 as the Director External and Community Relations. Prior to joining BASIS DC she worked in the private sector and with a DC based Public Charter School. She earned her Master’s degree from George Washington University and BS degree in Secondary Education and Business Administration

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