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.
Ms. Antal, our Director of Student Affairs, is forging her ninth year with BASIS Charter Schools. Before joining the BASIS Scottsdale team, she taught honors, AP, and Capstone English and Capstone Film Studies at BASIS Phoenix. Prior to her tenure with BASIS, Ms. Antal worked on the Teaching Foundations Project at Arizona State University, developing and facilitating teacher training programs. Ms. Antal’s professional roots have always leaned towards educational outreach and advocacy for youth and vulnerable adults. At Northern Arizona University, she served as a director and grant writer for the President’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, where she administered programs serving Rough Rock School on the Navajo Reservation. She also led the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program HOY!, teaching academic and college readiness skills to high school students to guide their successful path to higher education. Ms. Antal has served in executive leadership roles in the nonprofit sector for the Arizona Fiduciaries Association and the American Cancer Society, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literature.
Kirsty McGarvey has held a variety of positions throughout the BASIS Charter Schools network. She comes to BASIS Scottsdale from BASIS Scottsdale Primary East where she worked as the Director of Academic Programs. Ms. McGarvey got her start with BASIS Charter Schools as a student teacher at BASIS Oro Valley. She has worked as a Front Office Coordinator, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, and Director of Academic Programs across BASIS Chandler Primary South, BASIS Phoenix South, and BASIS Scottsdale Primary East. Her experiences among the varying demographics and grade levels of these schools has provided her with great opportunities and successes. Ms. McGarvey completed her education at Arizona State University with a BA in Spanish.