BASIS Baton Rouge head of school, Roberto Ramirez

Roberto Ramirez

Head of School

Roberto Ramirez joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2008. Since then, he has worked as an AP Spanish Teacher, College Counselor, Upper School Director, and Head of School. During his tenure as Upper School Director at BASIS Tucson North, the school was ranked among the top 10 best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

When BASIS Tucson Primary opened in 2013, Mr. Ramirez was eager to take part in the innovative and groundbreaking project of establishing the first primary school in the BASIS Charter Schools network. Without a doubt, his leadership and stewardship have made BASIS Tucson Primary a model in elementary education for Arizona and the rest of the country. After four short years, BASIS Tucson Primary has become one of the top-performing schools in Arizona and its students consistently outperform their peers in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. on the International Schools Assessment.

Mr. Ramirez is excited and honored to be able to provide students and families in Baton Rouge with the well-rounded, world-class education that makes BASIS Charter Schools unique. He is passionate about student achievement and giving as many students as possible access to a free, high-quality education. His goal is to instill a love of learning in all BASIS Baton Rouge Materra students. Mr. Ramirez received his degree in Business Administration and Economics from Universidad del Sol.

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Shannon Spikes

Shannon Spikes

Head of Operations

Shannon Spikes joined BASIS Baton Rouge Materra in 2018 as the Auxiliary Program Coordinator. While in this position, she worked with students, faculty, and parents in a variety of capacities. After three years in this role, she moved into the Head of Operations position. As Head of Operations, she is dedicated to the continuing growth and success of the BASIS Baton Rouge Materra Campus. She is passionate about her unremitting work with the incredible BASIS students, faculty, staff, and BBRM community.

Shannon earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University. After graduating, she spent the first eight years teaching in East Baton Rouge Parish schools. This venture gave her the opportunity to witness and consider the vital pieces involved in the educational process. She also noted practices that made schools successful. These elements were essential to her successes as she moved to join BASIS Charter Schools.

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