After an extensive corporate career, Mrs. Thompson joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2013. Her initial assignment was to open the first BASIS Charter School in San Antonio, Texas. She then moved to the BASIS.ed central office to take on the leadership of Human Resources. She was as the founding Head of School at BASIS Independent Brooklyn and then returned to Arizona where she opened and led the BASIS Chandler Primary – South Campus for two years. Mrs. Thompson joined the BASIS Phoenix Central location as the head of school in June of 2017.
Mrs. Rodriguez joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2015, assisting with the opening of BASIS Chandler Primary – South Campus as the Curriculum Coordinator. She continued at that location as the Director of Academic Programs until she transferred to BASIS Phoenix Central as the Head of Operations in 2018. She worked as a teacher’s assistant with inclusion programs in California and at residential facilities in Colorado. She holds a BS degree in Psychology, as well as a minor in Philosophy, from New Mexico State University.
Briana Gauthier pursued her interest in education at The University of Arizona, where she graduated with a BS in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and minored in Special Education and Educational Psychology. Almost immediately after graduating, Briana began her BASIS Charter Schools journey. She has held roles as a Teaching Fellow, SPED Coordinator, and Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Tucson North, Chandler Primary North, and Scottsdale Primary West. Most recently, she worked at the BASIS.ed Central Office as a Special Projects Consultant, supporting all our charter schools through master schedules and BeLA. Briana is also passionate about children’s literacy and has worked hard throughout her career to build libraries in our BASIS Charter School classrooms. As the Director of Academic Programs, she looks forward to supporting the BASIS Phoenix Central community.
Rezarta Tammaro has been an educator for over 25 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and English as a Second Language from the University of Tirana, Albania, then went on to teach in Albania, her home country, and other countries throughout Europe. When Mrs. Tammaro came to Arizona, she earned her MEd, with a concentration in reading, from Arizona State University. She is currently working on her EdD in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in K–12 education, at Grand Canyon University.
Mrs. Tammaro joined the BASIS Charter Schools network as an LET at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East. She then served as an SET at BASIS Scottsdale Primary before transitioning to her current role as Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Phoenix Central. She is very proud to be a part of an educational network that focuses on student success and building a strong, supportive community.