Welcome to BASIS Phoenix Primary, home of the Firebirds!
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 Phoenix 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
Deirdre has a BS in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona and an MA in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. She has worked in education since 2001, joining BASIS in 2014 at Phoenix Central before transferring to BASIS Phoenix Primary in 2018.
- BS in Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Arizona
- MA in Early Childhood Education, Grand Canyon University
Head of Operations
Niki has a BS in Biological Sciences and BA in History from Arizona State University. She has worked in education and nonprofits since 2010 and joined BASIS in 2018 at Phoenix Central, then moved into the Operations Director role at BASIS Scottsdale before coming to Phoenix Primary.
- BS, Biological Sciences, Arizona State University
- BA, History, Arizona State University
Director of Student Affairs
Mark has a BA in Elementary Education from Iowa State University. He has worked at BASIS Phoenix Primary for 5 years as an LET, SET, Dean, and now Director.
- BA, Elementary Education, Iowa State University
Director of Academic Programs
Joylynn has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman and an AZ K-8 Teaching Certificate with SEI Endorsement. She has taught 1st-8th grade math and has been with BASIS for six years teaching 1st-3rd grade. She has also served as Director of Student Affairs and the Mentor for Math & Science.
- MEd, Educational Leadership, Arizona State University
- BS, Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines