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Alex Rose-Henig

Head of School

Alex Rose-Henig joined BASIS DC in 2014, and originally started as the 6th/7th grade physics teacher, before working as the Dean of Students and AP Physics teacher for two years. For three years, Mr. Rose-Henig was one of BASIS DC’s directors, working to increase support for all of our students, and working to help students and families move towards graduation. Mr. Rose-Henig took over the role on Head of School in 2020.

While originally from California, Mr. Rose-Henig has lived in DC for the past 12 years. Before coming to BASIS DC, Mr. Rose-Henig worked at DC-area public schools (charter and traditional). He received his Master’s in Psychology and Master’s in Teaching, both from American University.

Mr. Rose-Henig is grateful to co-lead with Portia Cameron, an amazing team of school leaders and teachers. His door is always open. Feel free to reach out!

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Portia Cameron

Head of Operations

Portia Cameron joined BASIS DC in 2012. Ms. Cameron has held many roles for the school, and is currently the Head of Operations. Ms. P, as she is known, has been dedicated to BASIS DC families and students since the beginning. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and is pursuing her M.Ed in Supervision. Prior to joining BASIS DC, Ms. P taught in the Hampton City Public School System.

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Joe Jerron

Jerron Joe

Director of Student Affairs

Jerron Joe is a native Washingtonian who has been in the field of education for ten years. He has a BS in Physical Education from North Carolina Central University, and a MA in Teaching from The University of the District of Columbia. His passion for education has given him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students in various capacities. Before joining the BASIS DC family, he served as a Physical Education teacher and Head Football Coach at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School.  Mr. Joe has been an integral member of the BASIS DC team serving as Dean of Students, and now as Director of Student Affairs.

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Director of Academic Programs

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Lyndsey Brooks

Lyndsey Brooks

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Lyndsey Brooks joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2015. Since then, Ms. Brooks has been working to make a significant impact through the various roles she has held over the years, and continues to do so as the Director of Auxiliary Programs at BASIS DC. Originally from the Tidewater area of Virginia, she began her career in Early Childhood Education. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University, she switched gears to Transitional and Therapeutic Counseling, before returning to the education field. Ms. Brooks has always had a passion for helping the youth.

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Director of Planning and Instruction

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Gisselle Brown

Director of Student Support Services

Gisselle Brown joined the BASIS family as the Special Education Coordinator, and eventually became the school’s first Director of Student Support Services. In this position, she oversees all activities related to student supports including the schools intervention programing, section 504 programing, academic support programing, special education programing, social-emotional learning programing, and English language learner programing.

Before joining the BASIS family, Ms. Brown spent 14 years in education serving as both a general and special educator, a teacher mentor, and a school administrator. She has worked in private, public, and charter schools in Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. She holds teaching certifications and endorsements in the areas of Social Science, Reading, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. She also holds a BA in History and Political Science from Virginia Union University, a MA in Social Science Education from The University of Central Florida, and a MEd in Special Education from George Mason University. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at George Mason University. Her research focus areas are, the use of Response to Intervention in the Special Education evaluation process, critical discourse in student support services, and federal policies surrounding preparing general education pre-service teachers to work with students with disabilities.

She is excited about her current position, because it gives her the ability to use her knowledge and skill set to work with academic programing and student affairs to find creative and innovative ways to support students. It also gives her the ability to put her research into practice.

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