Ms. Astwood comes to the Head of School role at BASIS Chandler Primary South Campus from BASIS Scottsdale Primary where she started as a Learning Expert Teacher and most recently acted as Director of Academic Programs. Prior to joining BASIS Curriculum Schools, her professional career was primarily spent within schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Ms. Astwood’s passion for education has been shaped over the years as an Elementary Teacher in every grade from kindergarten to sixth, a district curriculum writer, and an assistant principal. She believes it is her responsibility as an educator to ensure the success of each student and the school by providing the best instructional and academic support possible. Her educational background includes a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University, and a MA in Teaching and Learning with a Specialization in Elementary Reading from Nova Southeastern University.
Mel is thrilled to join BASIS Chandler Primary South administration as Head of Operations. She worked as a Head of Operations at BASIS Mesa and Director of Operations at BASIS Tucson North before joining us. Mel graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Business Administration.
Sarah Hubalik is the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Chandler Primary South. She started out with BASIS Curriculum Schools as the Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Chandler. Prior to coming to BASIS Chandler, she worked in higher education for six years. Sarah earned her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Management from Northern Arizona University and is working on her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Brittania McCarron joined the BASIS Curriculum Schools network in 2016 as a Dean of Students at BASIS Ahwatukee before transitioning to Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Chandler Primary- South Campus. As Director of Student Affairs, Brittania is excited to grow the school’s positive culture centered around student success.
Prior to joining BASIS Curriculum Schools, Brittania spent 9 years in the classroom as a Special Education Teacher. She also served as a Mentor Teacher and District Liaison. Brittania earned a BA in Special Education from Arizona State University.