Ms. Mitrovich 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. 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 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.
Ms. Higgins is our Director of Student Affairs for the Lower School. She joined BASIS Scottsdale after six years at BASIS Tucson Primary. Ms. Higgins began her tenure at BASIS as a 3rd grade math and science subject expert teacher. She then transitioned to the 4th grade science subject expert teacher role. While teaching 4th grade science she also supported curriculum development and mentored other teachers as the 4th-5th grade Subject Advisor.
Prior to joining BASIS Ms. Higgins owned and operated a strength and conditioning facility where she designed strength programs for high school athletes. Ms. Higgins has a Master’s of Science degree in Geology with a focus on surficial geology and the climate change record. She worked as a consulting geologist for a geotechnical and environmental engineering firm in Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Geology from Bowdoin College.
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.