Megan Mitrovich, Head of School

Megan Mitrovich

Head of School

Ms. Mitrovich assumed the Head of School Role after spending 2 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. Mitrovich 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. Mitrovich triple-majored in French, Psychology, and Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan and earned an Ed.M. in Higher Education from Harvard University.

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School Managers Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller

Head of Operations

Mrs. Miller joined the BASIS Curriculum Schools network in 2012. Previously, she served as Head of Operations at BASIS Chandler and as a Payroll Administrator and School Accountant for BASIS.ed. Prior to joining BASIS.ed, she was the Business Manager at Imagine Tempe charter school and spent several years as the Director of Finance at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Mrs. Miller earned her BA in Music from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Grand Canyon University.

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Chadwick Carey

Chadwick Carey

Director of Student Affairs

Mr. Carey became Director of Student Affairs for grades 4–6 at BASIS Scottsdale in 2018, after serving as Dean of Students. Before joining BASIS Charter Schools, he was a Behavioral Therapist in Houston, Texas. He’s also worked in Academic Advising at the University of Phoenix and in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Austin Centers for Exceptional Students. Mr. Carey majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology at Northern Arizona University.

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Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson

Director of Academic Programs

Ms. Johnson became Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Scottsdale in 2018, after teaching grade 7 English for two years. She also served as an English teacher at DePaul Catholic High School, where she taught and designed curriculum for World Literature, British Literature, Creative Writing, and African-American/Hispanic Literature. Ms. Johnson triple-majored in Secondary Education, English Literature, and Anthropology at William Paterson University and holds an MEd in Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University.

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Hale

Dr. Simon Hale

Director of Upper School Programs

Dr. Hale accepted the role of Director of Upper School Programs at BASIS Scottsdale in 2019.  After graduating from Georgetown University he was excited to accept the position as a physics teacher at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, helping found and define that school from its beginning. In the second year of operation, Dr. Hale became the Director of Student Affairs at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. He was thrilled to take on a broader role is the students’ lives, helping to build a culture of support and excellence. After three years at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, Dr. Hale joined BASIS Phoenix as the Head of School. Prior to his current role he was in the physics classroom here at BASIS Scottsdale helping transition the hardworking students in Grades 7 and 8.

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