Laura Jewett earned her Master of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. She has taught chemistry for grades 7–12 for a good portion of her teaching career, with many of those years spent in the BASIS Charter Schools network. Laura has also served as a New Teacher Mentor at BASIS Oro Valley. She is thrilled to join BASIS Oro Valley Primary as Director of Student Affairs, and to build upon the New Teacher Mentor program she was part of at BASIS Oro Valley.
Sarah K. Smith received a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California. She began her BASIS career in 2015 at the flagship campus BASIS Tucson North. She then transitioned to the first international campus and served as the Director of Operations at BASIS International School Shenzhen. Sarah was also a founding faculty member and leader of the performing arts department as Head of Drama at BASIS International School Hangzhou. She is very excited for the opportunity to work at BASIS Oro Valley Primary.