Erin Paradis

Head of School

Erin Paradis is the Head of School for BASIS Tucson North. She has over twelve years of experience working in public schools as a teacher and administrator. She joined the BASIS Oro Valley team in 2010 to teach Theatre Arts, direct the extracurricular theatre programs, and assist with academic support. She served as the Lower School Director in 2011 and the Upper School Director in 2012 at BASIS Oro Valley. For two years, Dr. Paradis was Head of Operations for BASIS Tucson North, overseeing the financial operations, maintenance of facilities, IT and auxiliary programs. She also served as the Director of Academic Programs at BASIS Oro Valley for grades K-12 in 2014-2015.  Dr. Paradis earned her doctoral degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, her M.B.A. from Norwich University (Honors), and she holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Education and Outreach (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Arizona. She is passionate about education, school culture, community outreach, and is thrilled to support BASIS students in pursuing their academic goals.

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Alex Keicher

Head of Operations

Alex Keicher is the Head of Operations. Before coming to BASIS Tucson North, he was the manager at ‘Play it Again Sports’ for 6 years. He joined the BASIS Tucson North team in 2012 as the Operations Assistant and is now entering his fourth year as Head of Operations. He has B.S. Regional Development/Business Degree from the University of Arizona.

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Linda Swango

Director of Upper School Programs

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

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Heather Parra

Director of Middle School Program

Heather Parra is the Lower School Director. She was a Biology teacher as BASIS Tucson from 2010 to 2013, and she previously worked as a Science Assessment & Instructional Content Specialist for Assessment Technology Inc. and Biology teacher at Salpointe Catholic High School. She is from Fosston, MN and earned her B.S. in Zoology and Biological Sciences Education from North Dakota State University.

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