Dr. Clark joined the BASIS Curriculum School family in 2010. Most recently he was the Head of School at BASIS International School Shenzhen. Previous to his work in China, he was Head of School at BASIS Flagstaff. While there, he led the school to impressive national academic achievements.
Before joining BASIS Curriculum Schools, he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History and Philosophy and a MA in History before he continued to earn his PhD from University of Arizona in 2013. His main areas of concentration were late-medieval and early-modern European history, and world/comparative history. He began his tenure at BASIS Curriculum Schools as a teacher of history and Latin. He cannot imagine a more challenging or fulfilling place to work than a BASIS Curriculum School.
After completing a BA in Economics at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, Michael moved to Colorado and began a ten-year career with ABF Freight System, Inc. Moving quickly up the corporate ladder, he had the opportunity to explore various aspects of a major corporation before assuming the role of Branch Manager in Billings, Montana, and then in Tucson, Arizona. He was primarily responsible for offering global supply chain solutions to a broad base of international customers.
His passion for kids led him to launch a new career with BASIS Charter Schools. As a Director of Operations, he was Instrumental in the successful opening of BASIS Oro Valley Primary in 2014. He was then offered the opportunity to serve as the inaugural Head of Operations at BASIS Goodyear in 2015.
Mr. Horn has been with BASIS Curriculum Schools for several years, but has worked in the field of education for over 15 years. Before his role with BASIS Goodyear, he worked as a Dean and IT Director for several charter schools in the Valley.
Mr. Horn graduated from DeVry University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and an MBA in Information Technology. He started his work in education as an IT Director but quickly developed a rapport with students and found he enjoyed the mentoring aspect of working in schools, shifting into various leadership roles where he could positively impact students. Being at BASIS Goodyear has given him the opportunity to continue working with students and support them as they pursue their academic and personal goals.
After graduating from Ottawa University with a BA in History, Mrs. Baker shared her passion for the past as a middle school social studies teacher. During her years in the classroom, she also worked with curriculum at the district level, tutored 3rd grade students through the Title I Program and was the Co-Sponsor for the National Junior Honors Society. She joined the BASIS Goodyear Team in our inaugural year as the Curriculum Coordinator and has had the opportunity to serve as the Director of Academic Programs since the spring of 2017.