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.
Mr. Akins joined the BASIS Charter Schools community as a student attending BASIS Tucson North from grades 7–12. As a proud alumnus, he returned as a school monitor while pursuing his Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona and has enjoyed being a part of and watching BASIS Charter Schools grow. He then served BASIS Tucson Primary as the Facilities Coordinator, Front Office Staff, Late Bird Supervisor, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, and Substitute Teacher. Mr. Akins served as Head of Operations at BASIS Flagstaff. As much as he enjoyed the cooler weather, amazing staff, and students in Flagstaff, he was more than excited to return to BASIS Tucson Primary as Head of Operations in 2016. Now he returns as the Head of Operations to the campus where it all started — BASIS Tucson North. Everyday Mr. Akins is excited to come and work with some of the most talented and passionate people there are. He is always thrilled to see the tremendous learning that takes place daily and looks forward to improving our already spectacular schools and the world-class education they provide.
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.
Guadalupe Adilene Monfred began her career with BASIS Charter Schools in 2012 as a Spanish teacher to the middle and upper school grade levels at BASIS Tucson (now BASIS Tucson North) and later at BASIS Oro Valley. In 2018, she moved into the Dean of Students role for grades 6–12. In 2021, her experience and continued education provided her the opportunity to join BASIS Tucson North as the Director of Middle School Programs.
Mrs. Monfred graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in Psychology and Spanish Literature. While completing her undergraduate degree, she was part of the Community Justice Board for Pima County where she developed an understanding of the need to support youth in achieving their goals. Mrs. Monfred earned her graduate degree in Education Leadership and Principalship from Arizona State University.