Dr. Clark is the Head of School. He joined the network of BASIS Charter, Independent, and International Schools in 2010. Most recently he was the Head of School at BASIS International School Shenzhen. Previous to his work in China, he worked as the Head of School at BASIS Flagstaff. While there, he led the school to impressive national academic achievements.
Dr. Clark graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History and Philosophy and a MA in History before he continued to earn his PhD from University of Arizona in 2013. His main areas of concentration were late-medieval and early-modern European history, and world/comparative history. He began his tenure at BASIS Charter Schools as a teacher of history and Latin at BASIS Tucson and BASIS Tucson North. He is excited to be back home in Tucson (and at our campus) and cannot imagine a more challenging or fulfilling place to work than a BASIS Charter School.
Alex Keicher is the Head of Operations. Before coming to BASIS Tucson North, he was the manager at Play it Again Sports for six years. He joined the BASIS Tucson North team in 2012 as the Operations Assistant before becoming the Head of Operations over four years ago. He has a BS in Regional Development/Business from the University of Arizona.
Linda Swango is the Director of Upper School Programs. Prior to joining BASIS Tucson North, she worked as a teacher, instructional coach and school administrator for 30 years in the Sunnyside Unified School District. She has a BA in Elementary Education and MA in Language, Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona.
Mike Scionti is the Director of Academic Programs. He began teaching music at BASIS Tucson in 2011, having previously taught in Brazil, Mexico, and Russia. Prior to joining BASIS Tucson North, he helped open the primary BASIS Charter Schools in Tucson and Oro Valley, as well as the BASIS Independent School in Manhattan. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music and master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona.
Heather Parra is the Director of the Middle School Program. Before joining the BASIS Tucson North team she taught Biology at BASIS Tucson for three years. Prior to BASIS Charter Schools she was a Science Assessment & Instructional Content Specialist for Assessment Technology Inc. and Biology teacher at Salpointe Catholic High School. She is originally from Fosston, MN and earned her BS in Zoology and Biological Sciences Education from North Dakota State University.