Welcome to BASIS Peoria Primary, home of the Bumblebees!
Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades K–4. 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 Peoria 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.
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Head of School
Heidi began her career in education in 2010 and joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2017. She also has a strong background in business and management.
- BA, Elementary Education with an emphasis in second language learners, Arizona State University
Head of Operations
Steven began his career in education in 2007 and joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2017.
- MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
- MA, Asian Studies, Japanese Business and Industrial Structure, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Director of Student Affairs
Kelly joined BASIS Peoria Primary in 2018 and has served in the roles of Director of Student Affairs, Curriculum Coordinator, and Dean. She started her teaching career as a dance instructor and was the Director of her own Studio. She has also worked as an elementary school teacher. Kelly taught for 20 years before entering Administration.
- BS, Education, University of Nebraska
Director of Academic Programs
Originally from the Midwest, the bulk of Kathryn's professional career has been in the kindergarten classroom, and then as a preschool director. She joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2018 and has worked at BASIS Phoenix Central and Building Blocks Preschool in addition to BASIS Peoria Primary.
- MA, Curriculum and Instruction; Literacy & EL, University of Texas at Arlington
- BA, Elementary Education, Purdue University