Welcome to BASIS Chandler, home of the Bobcats!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 5–12. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Each of our campuses follows a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to guide your student farther than they ever thought possible.
Everyone at the Chandler campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and a desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.
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Head of School
Matt was raised in Tempe and has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2014. He has over 20 years' experience in education, and has taught English, math, Spanish, and a capstone class called Self Reliance. Matt has also coached varsity softball, cross country, and ultimate Frisbee.
- MEd, Curriculum, Arizona State University
- BS, Spanish, Wheaton College, 1999
Head of Operations
Originally from California, Karen has taught in higher education and has worked in retail operations management. She joined BASIS Phoenix as the College Counselor, in 2021, before transferring to Chandler as the Director of Operations, and then Head of Operations.
- MS, Music, University of Illinois
- BS, Music, University of Michigan
Director of Middle School Program
Kaylee is an Arizona native and has 10+ years of experience in education. She has taught Math and acted as a Literacy Coach before joining BASIS Charter Schools as a Dean in 2018. She also held the Director of Academic Programs position before transferring back to student affairs and then Director of Middle School Program.
- BA, Elementary Education, Northcentral University
Director of Upper School Programs
Michael grew up in Phoenix and has 8+ years of experience in education. He taught U.S. History before joining BASIS Charter Schools in 2017.
- MAEd Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University
- BA History, Arizona State University
Director of Academic Programs
Originally from Michigan, Char was an engineer for the U.S. government for 12 years and before transferring her skills to teaching and tutoring math and the sciences. Char has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2016.
- BS Physics, Central Michigan University