Corey Hartman advocates for both content mastery and development of minds that are open and know how to learn. Her goal in the classroom is to cultivate confidence and the aptitude to tackle any subject with discipline and agility. Since its opening in 2011, Dr. Hartman has held many roles – teacher, college counselor, Director of Student Affairs, and now Head of School. These experiences have expanded her capacity to relate to others ensuring that the teachers and students at BASIS Flagstaff have the support they need to excel in the rigorous BASIS Curriculum.
Dr. Hartman holds a BA in Woman’s studies, M.Ed. in Secondary Education, and a PhD in History. Her door is always open to the BASIS Flagstaff community and she looks forward to another successful year.
As a child growing up in Riga, Latvia, Jana Aukon was exposed to a rigorous education with high academic standards that were met with outstanding student achievement. Jana believes in the BASIS Curriculum philosophy of high expectations, engaged learning, and student accountability. She is thrilled to have both her daughters attending BASIS Flagstaff. Prior to joining the BASIS Charter School family, Jana attended Northern Arizona University where she earned a BA in Anthropology with a minor is studio art. Upon graduating Jana taught Russian, fourth grade, and was involved in various youth programs in the community. Recently Jana earned her M.Ed. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with an emphasis in Global Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jana enjoys working with the BASIS Flagstaff community and building a culture of success and citizenship.
Lisa comes from a family of educators and has instructed both formal in informal education programs for over 20 years. Before transitioning to the role of Director of Academic Programs, Dr. McDonough taught upper school biology and seminar classes. She values education and considers herself a lifelong student after earning a BS from Mississippi University for Woman, MS from the University of Maryland, and PhD (ABD) from University of Arizona.
Ms. Vaughan graduated cum laude with a BS in Geology from the University of Arkansas and a MS in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She worked on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA and at the U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff for seven years. She has worked as a member of both the science and engineering teams responsible for the rovers’ daily operations and scientific research. Throughout her scientific career, Ms. Vaughan participated in numerous education and public outreach projects with students in both Pasadena and Flagstaff regarding the robotic exploration and scientific discoveries of Mars. Ms. Vaughan joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2011 teaching Physical Geography and Robotics, was College Counselor for two years, and is now the Director of Student Affairs.