Ms. Boyle assumed the role of Head of School after spending two years as Director of Student Affairs (Upper School) and three years as Lead College Counselor and Senior Project Coordinator. Before joining the BASIS Scottsdale team, Ms. Boyle was an Academic Adviser at the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan. Her past experience includes a two-year fellowship as an Education Outreach Specialist in the Dean’s Office at Harvard University, where she was also a Freshman Adviser and served as Campus Coordinator for the Academic Integrity Committee. Ms. Boyle triple-majored in French, Psychology, and Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan and earned an EdM in Higher Education from Harvard University.
Since joining the network in 2015, Mrs. Duncan has served BASIS Charter School students and families as the Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Phoenix Central, Head of Operations at BASIS Phoenix South Primary, and VP of Operations at BASIS Independent Schools.
Mrs. Duncan grew up in Germany, where she received her BA in Education from the University of Regensburg, in Bavaria. Upon moving to the United States in 2002, she taught traditional high school courses in the Phoenix area, served as a campus director at the International School of Arizona, and taught German as a second language to adults,
Mrs. Duncan aims to further the BASIS Scottsdale culture of excellence by building positive working relationships of trust, ensuring an exceptional learning environment, and preparing students to reach academic, social, and ethical success.
Ms. Hunt joined the BASIS Charter Schools in 2012. Previously, she served as a Subject Expert Teacher, Director, and Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler. Before joining BASIS Charter Schools, she worked for California State University in Sacramento, as well as an Archival Assistant for the California State Museum. Ms. Hunt earned her BA in History from the University of Oregon and her MA in History from Sacramento State University.
Mrs. Elisco joins the team at BASIS Scottsdale bringing extensive school leadership experience. Mrs. Elisco has previously held positions as Head of School at both BASIS Chandler Primary South and BASIS Phoenix Central. She was the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Phoenix Central in the school’s inaugural year, and now brings 14 years of both classroom and administrative expertise to BASIS Scottsdale. Mrs. Elisco graduated with her BA from Arizona State University in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. She continued as a proud ASU Sun Devil, completing two Masters Programs earning her first MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy and a second MEd in Educational Administration and Supervision- Principalship.
Mr. Wilkins began his career with BASIS Charter Schools at BASIS Chandler Primary North as the Director of Academic Programs. After two years in that role, he moved to the Director of Upper School Programs at BASIS Chandler. He looks forward to continuing in the role as Director of Upper School Programs and helping the students at BASIS Scottsdale achieve their very best through hard work and dedication.
Originally from South Yorkshire, England, Mr. Wilkins came to the United States in 1988, teaching Chemistry at The Spence School in New York City before moving to Arizona in 1994. His passion for teaching has helped many students achieve academic success in Chemistry over the years. Furthermore, his role as the Science Department Chair and Grade Level Coordinator at Phoenix Country Day School gave him a broad appreciation for administrative skills beyond the chemistry lab.
Mr. Wilkins graduated from Birmingham University, England, with a BS in Minerals Engineering, and then received a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Newcastle in Tyne, England. He completed his college experience at Arizona State University with an MEd in Administration and Supervision.