Head of School, Kristen Ramos

Kristen Ramos

Head of School

Kristen Ramos joined BASIS Charter Schools as the Special Education Coordinator at BASIS Scottsdale and after two very successful and productive years, was promoted to Upper School Director. She took the same role at BASIS Mesa before transitioning to Head of School and successfully expanding the school to kindergarten through grade 12. Kristen is looking forward to working with the community of families at BASIS Phoenix Primary South as the Head of School. Kristen graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Special Education and MA in Curriculum and Instruction, while also completing coursework for her second MA in Education Administration.

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Elke Duncan

Head of Operations

Mrs. Duncan joined BASIS in 2015 and has many years of experience in school administration as well as teaching. She holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Regensburg, Germany, in German literature and geography. Her experience prior to working at BASIS was in language immersion schools in Germany as well as Arizona.

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Carlos Gantchoff

Director of External Affairs

Carlos Gantchoff was an elementary school teacher for 11 years. Prior to that he owned an academic summer camp. He graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, summa cum laude.

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Kristy Mcgarvey

Kirsty McGarvey

Director of Academic Program

Kirsty is a BASIS Tucson alum. She started her career with BASIS Curriculum Schools over 5 years ago and has worked as a student teacher at BASIS Oro Valley, a Front Office Coordinator and Auxiliary Programs Coordinator at BASIS Chandler Primary South, and is currently the Director of Academic Program at BASIS Phoenix Primary South. Kirsty completed her education at Arizona State University with a BA in Spanish.

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