Welcome to BASIS Baton Rouge Materra, home of the Gators!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K–9 that reside in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. 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.
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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
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
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
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