Stephanie Terrell, our Head of School at BASIS Chandler Primary North, joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2011. She helped BASIS Chandler earn national recognition as one of the best public high schools in the nation. Mrs. Terrell went on to become the Head of School at BASIS Phoenix before transitioning to her current role as Head of School at BASIS Chandler Primary North.
An Arizona native, Mrs. Terrell earned her BS in Biology from Arizona State University and, prior to joining BASIS Charter Schools, spent over ten years teaching computer applications, all primary school subjects, and middle/high school math. She believes that leadership starts with being a servant—then you add hard work and finish with perseverance. “Our teachers are passionate and take great pride in seeing students succeed both in and out of the classroom,” says Mrs. Terrell.
As BASIS Chandler Primary North Head of School, Mrs. Terrell partners with students, parents, and other BASIS Charter School educators to help children prepare for middle school and beyond. She is looking forward to an exciting year at BASIS Chandler Primary North. We encourage you to visit our school to see how BASIS Chandler Primary North can benefit your child.
Suzanne Miller, the Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler Primary North, previously served as Head of Operations at BASIS Scottsdale and Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler, as well as Payroll Administrator and School Accountant at 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 for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
While Ms. Miller calls Alaska her childhood home, she has been an Arizona resident since 1988. Drawn to music, she plays numerous instruments and enjoys serving as the handbell director at two churches and performing with community handbell ensembles.
Kirstin Porter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and holds two elementary teaching credentials, the first with an emphasis in early childhood education, and the second in English Language Arts. Prior to working at BASIS Chandler Primary North, Mrs. Porter taught in both the general and special education settings in grades K through five for five years. She has also served as a Grade Level Chair, Mentor Teacher, and School Leadership team member. Ultimately, she obtained her Aspiring School Administrator and Instructional Leader Credential in 2017. As such, Mrs. Porter is grateful for the opportunity follow her passion of supporting the triad of student, parent, and teacher in order to foster success for all BASIS Chandler Primary North students.
Tammy Bostaph, our Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Chandler Primary North, is excited to be a part of the primary school setting. She is a passionate and innovative educator with over fifteen years of classroom experience and management. Tammy earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. She also carries several endorsements and certifications, such as Gifted Education, ESL, ASU Mentorship, and Facilitative Leadership. Tammy spent most of her career teaching grades 1 and 3, learning over time that she found fulfillment not only in the classroom, but also in everything that surrounds the success of teachers and students. As a previous grade 5 teacher and Director of Lower School Programs at BASIS Chandler, she comes to us with much enthusiasm, creativity, and experience.
As the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Chandler Primary North, Tammy is a mentor and an advocate for the continued success of our school. She is grateful to be a part of such a collaborative community and is available to and supportive of all our teachers, students, and families. Her biggest aspiration is to continue to foster a warm and welcoming school culture. Tammy looks forward to coming to work each day and considers her job to be a blessing and an honor.