Katie Cox

Katie Cox

Head of School

Katie Cox joined the BASIS Charter Schools family in 2014 as a math and science teacher at the K–12 BASIS Mesa campus. After four years in the classroom, she became the Dean of the Primary Program. Within the same year, she was promoted to Director of Academic Programs, overseeing academics for the entire K–12 campus. Katie served as the Head of Operations at BASIS Mesa before moving into the Head of School role at BASIS Chandler Primary South in 2020. She is looking forward to bringing her years of experience to the BASIS Ahwatukee campus as the Head of School.

Katie is a Teach for America alumni. She has a BS in Biology, along with a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. She is excited to continue her focus on strong family relationships and rigorous academics within her new community.

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Lyndsay Rogers, Director of Student Affairs

Lyndsay Rogers

Head of Operations

Lyndsay Rogers joined BASIS Ahwatukee in their inaugural year of 2013. In the first few years, she was the Student Support Coordinator and Dean of Students. She moved into the Director of Student Affairs role in 2015 followed by the Director of Academic Programs role in 2018. Her experience over the years at BASIS Ahwatukee fares well with her current role as Head of Operations.

Mrs. Rogers earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She graduated summa cum laude as a student athlete, playing soccer all four years, while also involved in the performing arts and leading student government. Her career in education started in 2001, as a certified high school biology teacher and soccer coach in the state of Texas, then gaining her certificate in Massachusetts in 2006. For five years, Mrs. Rogers worked in the biotech industry for the following diagnostic labs, Genzyme Genetics and Laboratory Corporation of America respectively. Eager to get back into education, she found BASIS Charter Schools to be her home away from home.

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Nicole Quillan

Nicole Quillan

Director of Student Affairs

Nicole Quillan is the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Ahwatukee. She joined BASIS Ahwatukee in 2014 as a Spanish teacher and has taught all levels of Spanish, as well as grades 5 and 6 math. As a teacher, she has enjoyed traveling with students of all grade levels, both domestically and internationally.

Mrs. Quillan earned a BA in Spanish, with a minor in middle-school mathematics, from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Mrs. Quillan moved to Arizona in 1995 to begin her teaching career and taught at a local school district before taking time off to raise her children. Upon returning to teaching, Mrs. Quillan has enjoyed being a part of the BASIS Ahwatukee community and is proud to watch all the students find success in each learning opportunity.

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