Welcome to BASIS Oro Valley Primary, home of the Jaguars!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K–5. 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 the Oro Valley Primary campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and the desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.
Head of School
Adi joined BASIS Tucson in 2012 as a Spanish teacher for grade 7 before transferring to BASIS Oro Valley. Prior to becoming Head of School for BASIS Oro Valley Primary she worked as a Dean and the Director of Middle School Program at BASIS Tucson North.
- MA, Educational Leadership & Principalship, Arizona State University
- BA, Psychology and Spanish Literature, University of Arizona
Head of Operations
Laura Jewett has taught chemistry for grades 7–12 for a good portion of her teaching career, with many of those years spent in the BASIS Charter Schools network. Laura has also served as a New Teacher Mentor at BASIS Oro Valley. She joined BASIS Oro Valley Primary as Director of Student Affairs before taking on the role of Head of Operations.
- MS, Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
- MS, Chemistry, University of Chicago
- BS, Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
Director of Academic Programs
Sara began her career in education in 2012. Originally from Wisconsin, she has trained teachers in West Africa, taught grades 1 and 2, and developed a K–4 literacy curriculum. She has been with BASIS Charter Schools since 2014, serving at both BASIS Oro Valley Primary and in the BASIS Ed central office.
- BS, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director of Student Affairs
Linda Allyn joined BASIS Oro Valley Primary in 2016. She taught kindergarten art and drama and then worked as a third-grade Learning Expert Teacher. Ms. Allyn also served in the role of Dean of Students before becoming the Director of Student Affairs. She is passionate about supporting students both academically and with their social-emotional well-being.
- BA, Art History,University of Arizona