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Welcome to BASIS Baton Rouge Materra, home of the Gators!

BASIS Baton Rouge Materra is a tuition-free, public charter school serving students in grades K–10 who reside in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. We are adding a grade level every school year and will be serving grades K–12 by the 2026–27 school year. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network, which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Our campuses follow a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at BASIS Baton Rouge Materra is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and the desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.

BASIS Baton Rouge Gators

7550 McCall Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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(225) 308 7450

Office Hours: M-F, 7AM - 4PM

School Leadership

Jared Lamb
Jared Lamb
Head of School

Jared began his career in education in 2002. He has served as a math and science teacher, as well as a school principal in New Orleans before joining BASIS Charter Schools in 2022.

  • BA, Science, Connecticut College

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Debbie O'Connor Head of Operations
Debbie O'Connor
Head of Operations

Debbie has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2017. She has 18 years of experience running nonprofits and small business. Her experience in education spans early childhood to adult education as well as workforce development.

  • MA, Psychology, McNeese State University
  • BS, Criminal Justice, McNeese State University

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Shandi Fazely
Shandi Fazely
Director of Student Affairs

Shandi began her career in education in 2007. She has held various positions over the years such as AP Biology Teacher, college counselor, and private school admissions and development. Shandi joined BASIS Baton Rouge Primary Mid City in 2021 as the Director of Student Affairs.

  • BS, Secondary Science Education and Biology, North Carolina State University

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Lori Augustine
Lori Augustine
Director of Planning and Instruction

Lori began her career in education in 2000 in Katy, Texas. She joined the BASIS Baton Rouge Materra family in 2021.

  • MEd, Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston-Victoria
  • BS, Finance, University of New Orleans

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Mackenzie Garcia
Director of Academic Programs

Mackenzie began her career in Education in 2007 after attaining a BS in Elementary Education. She earned her master’s degree in Ed Leadership from LSU in 2011 and her National Board Certification in 2014. Mackenzie joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2023 as a Director of Academic Programs.

  • MEd, Leadership, Louisiana State University
  • BS, Elementary Education
  • National Board Teacher Certification

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