Brittany Walker

Brittany Walker

Head of School

Brittany Walker joined the BASIS network in 2016 as the Director of Lower School at BASIS Scottsdale. She spent two years in that position before transferring to BASIS Scottsdale Primary East as the Director of Student Affairs. In 2019, she transitioned into the Head of School role.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, which led her into her teaching career. She taught a variety of elementary school grades while attending school to earn her master’s degree.

Mrs. Walker graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, as well as her Principal Certification. After teaching and earning her degree, she moved on to hold positions as an Instructional Coach and Vice Principal. She has many years of experience working for charter school organizations in a variety of capacities.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Walker has worked with a wide range of students across the Valley and is honored to be leading a school dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education. She also highly values partnering with families and the community, and believes it is an essential part of education.

Mrs. Walker is confident that all BASIS Charter School students can thrive and be successful when presented with high academic expectations and a positive learning environment.

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Amy Arroyo

Amy Arroyo

Head of Operations

Amy Arroyo joined BASIS Scottsdale Primary East in the 2018-2019 school year as the EL Coordinator and then moved into the Dean of Students position for the 2019-2020 school year. In late 2020, she transitioned into the Head of Operations role.

Ms. Arroyo earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico, which lead her to a career in teaching. After spending time in the classroom setting as a kindergarten and first grade teacher, Ms. Arroyo moved to the administration side of education, taking on the role of Instructional Coach. After making this move, Ms. Arroyo found her passion for school leadership, which gave her the opportunity to be a positive influence on student success at the school level.

While teaching, Ms. Arroyo graduated from the University of New Mexico with a master’s degree in Elementary Education, focusing on Early Education. After moving with her family to Arizona, she was excited to join the BASIS community. She fell in love with the BASIS model of rigorous curriculum and high academic standards. She is continuously inspired by the achievements of BASIS students and is honored to support them as the Head of Operations. While Ms. Arroyo will always miss the classroom, she is confident that this role will allow her to make a true impact on the students and teachers at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East.

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Jennifer Castle

Jennifer Castle

Director of Academic Programs

Jennifer Castle joined BASIS Scottsdale Primary East in the 2018 as a Kindergarten Teacher Fellow which led to an Early Education Teacher role. Ms. Castle then expanded her skills in the Dean of Students role before becoming the Director of Academic Programs.

Ms. Castle is a veteran of the United States Air Force where she served as a Security Specialist and held the title of Sergeant. She graduated from Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology and has a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri. While living in Missouri, Ms. Castle worked for non-profit organizations, as a Quality Assurance Coordinator, implementing state and county policies serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She moved to Louisiana and became the Director of Case Management Services to the under privileged population of the greater New Orleans area.

Ms. Castle’s passion for teaching took flight when she joined the Kindergarten Team at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East. She has a strong connection with the students and understands the needs of the teachers. She is excited to continue supporting both the students and teachers as the Director of Academic Programs.

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P. Godart

Pascale Godart

Director of Student Affairs

A native of France, Mrs. Godart earned her MA in Electrical Engineering from INSA Toulouse. She moved to the United States over twenty years ago, joining ABB in Raleigh, North Carolina as a Product Manager. After working as an electrical engineer for over ten years, Mrs. Godart decided to change career paths and become an educator. She earned several teaching certifications from the American Montessori Society and began teaching young children, fostering a love of learning early in their education. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Godart served as a Curriculum Director, mentoring teachers and aligning syllabi to Common Core Standards.

After spending twelve years teaching grades K–3 at both private and charter Montessori schools in Washington and Arizona, Mrs. Godart joined the BASIS Charter Schools network. She served as Dean of Students at BASIS Scottsdale Primary East before transitioning to her current role as Director of Student Affairs. Mrs. Godart is committed to guiding students to reach the highest academic and behavioral standards, while developing their independence, self-confidence, and sense of responsibility.

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