Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minors in Biblical Studies and Family Studies, from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1999. He also holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and did post-graduate work at Arizona State University leading to principal certification. His education experience with BASIS Curriculum Schools includes roles as Director of Student Affairs, Director of Academic Programs, and Athletic Director. Previously, he taught junior high and high school English, Spanish, PE, and a senior Capstone called Self Reliance. He also coached multiple sports.
In his role as Head of School, his goal is for BASIS Chandler to be an educational community with the highest academic standards while also helping students to become well-rounded and successful members of society. Matt enjoys working with teachers and students to help both reach their highest potential. “When teachers, students, parents, and administrators are all working towards the same goal, amazing things can happen.”
Collin comes to BASIS Chandler from our BASIS Tucson campus as Head of Operations. Collin graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. Collin believes his passion for competition and his background in critical thinking make him a great addition to the operations team at BASIS Chandler.
A passionate educator with over thirteen years of classroom experience, Tammy has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Arizona State University, as well as a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. In the role of Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Chandler, Tammy is available to support BASIS Chandler students and teachers in grades 5–7 as a mentor, encourager, and advocate for their continued success. A warm and welcoming school culture is one of Tammy’s biggest aspirations for the BASIS Chandler community. She considers her job an honor and looks forward to coming to work each day.
Mr. Kittredge is BASIS Chandler’s Director of Academic Programs. He earned a BA in Drama from Dartmouth College, as well as a MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Arizona. He began working for BASIS Curriculum Schools in 2006 at BASIS Tucson, and later at BASIS Tucson North, he taught virtually every class offered by the English department. When he transitioned into the role of College Counselor and Senior Project Coordinator, he had the privilege of helping seniors prepare to navigate the waters of life after earning their BASIS Diplomas. That experience left him continuously humbled by the sophistication, erudition, and sheer intellectual horsepower that BASIS Curriculum students were and are able to achieve. Mr. Kittredge joined BASIS Chandler in 2015 and has enjoyed working with our tremendous, close-knit community of scholarship ever-since.
Dean joined BASIS Chandler from BASIS Chandler Primary North, where he was the Director of Academic Programs for two years. Originally from South Yorkshire, England, Dean came to the United States in 1988, teaching Chemistry at The Spence School in New York City before to moving to Arizona in 1994. His passion for teaching has helped many students achieve academic success in Chemistry over the years. Furthermore, his role as the Science Department Chair and Grade Level Coordinator at Phoenix Country Day School gave him a broad appreciation for administrative skills beyond the chemistry lab.
Dean graduated from Birmingham University, England, with a BS in Minerals Engineering, and then received a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Newcastle in Tyne, England. He completed his college experience at Arizona State University with a MEd in Administration and Supervision. Dean enjoys being part of the BASIS Chandler community, and is determined to play an important role in helping students achieve their very best through hard work and dedication.