As Head of School at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus, Chris Ferguson’s first priority is ensuring that all students experience an engaging, safe, exciting, and rigorous BASIS Charter School education. Mr. Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the education field, and was a founding math teacher at BASIS Prescott, as well as the Director of Academic Programs. Most recently, he was a Director at BASIS Independent McLean, in Virginia. Having served students in grades K–12 at BASIS Prescott and BASIS Independent McLean, Mr. Ferguson has a wealth of knowledge about different strategies for student success. He truly believes in this curriculum and academic program.
Mr. Ferguson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Prescott College, in Prescott, Arizona. He is highly qualified in Elementary Education, Middle School and High School Mathematics, and General Science. Before joining BASIS Prescott, Mr. Ferguson taught grades 6–8 math and science in the Prescott Unified School District. While at Prescott Unified, he served as a team leader and department chair, and did data analysis on state and local testing.
Mr. Ferguson is thrilled to be part of the inaugural team at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus and is looking forward to working with the entire school community.
As Head of Operations at BASIS San Antonio – Northeast Campus, Ersula Williams oversees the department responsible for the school’s day-to-day operations and business functions. Ersula joined BASIS Charter Schools in January 2017 as a Registrar for BASIS San Antonio Primary—Medical Center Campus. Her “do what it takes” attitude and ability to manage multiple projects helped her grow and flourish as a Registrar. Ersula has over 15 years of experience in the education industry and is a highly qualified and experienced leader. She is adept at exploring how software technologies can improve business processes and overall efficiency, and values innovation, collaboration, and effectiveness. In June 2015, Ersula moved to Texas to pursue a career in higher education. While working in higher education, she served as an Executive Officer in the Registrar’s Office, managing its daily operations, and human resource and finance functions. Ersula brings a wealth of knowledge in the education sector to BASIS San Antonio—Northeast and is eager to see what the future holds for the school.
As Director of Academic Programs at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus, Gabby Kimball looks forward to making sure all academic programs support students, so they can thrive and become lifelong learners. Her journey with BASIS Charter Schools began in 2017, when BASIS San Antonio Primary—North Central Campus opened and she simultaneously became a BASIS Charter School parent and grade 3 Learning Expert Teacher. In January 2019, she transitioned from her previous role to a grade 3 Math and Science Subject Expert Teacher and helped finish the year off with strong student results. She is passionate about the BASIS Charter School teaching model, and cares deeply about helping students succeed academically. She also believes that her experience in both roles in the unique primary school co-teaching model has helped her understand how to best support all the amazing teachers at BASIS San Antonio Northeast.
As Director of Student Affairs at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus, Stephanie Cavin looks forward to helping students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. She joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2015, after completing her MA at The University of Texas–Pan American in south Texas, where she was born and raised. In 2019, she moved to BASIS San Antonio Primary— Medical Center Campus, where she worked as Dean of Students before transitioning to her current role at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus. She is excited to work with parents and teachers to help students become their very best selves, both inside and outside of school.