As Head of School at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus, Chris Ferguson’s first priority is ensuring that all students experience an engaging, safe, exciting, and rigorous BASIS Charter School education. Mr. Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the education field, and was a founding math teacher at BASIS Prescott, as well as the Director of Academic Programs. Most recently, he was a Director at BASIS Independent McLean, in Virginia. Having served students in grades K–12 at BASIS Prescott and BASIS Independent McLean, Mr. Ferguson has a wealth of knowledge about different strategies for student success. He truly believes in this curriculum and academic program.
Mr. Ferguson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Prescott College, in Prescott, Arizona. He is highly qualified in Elementary Education, Middle School and High School Mathematics, and General Science. Before joining BASIS Prescott, Mr. Ferguson taught grades 6–8 math and science in the Prescott Unified School District. While at Prescott Unified, he served as a team leader and department chair, and did data analysis on state and local testing.
Mr. Ferguson is thrilled to be part of the inaugural team at BASIS San Antonio—Northeast Campus and is looking forward to working with the entire school community.
Michael joined BASIS as Auxiliary Programs Coordinator at the San Antonio Shavano campus in January of 2020, only a few short months prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. Mr. Aguirre oversaw the shift of Auxiliary Programs (talent shows, fundraising events, after-school clubs, etc.) from in-person to online during that difficult time. While at Shavano, Mr. Aguirre also sponsored their first-ever Model UN club and was accepted into the BASIS Leadership Development Program. He is now honored to be Head of Operations at BASIS San Antonio Northeast campus.
Mr. Aguirre received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas San Antonio. Prior to joining the BASIS team, Mr. Aguirre spent over a decade working for Rackspace US Inc., a global, industry-leading web hosting and technology company. Mr. Aguirre loves learning and the arts. His hobbies and interests include cooking, traditional archery, and collecting rare books and films. Mr. Aguirre believes firmly in the value of a quality education for all students and is ardently committed to serving our BASIS Northeast students, teachers, staff, and families.
Stephanie joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2015 as a teacher in the middle and upper schools. She left the classroom and began working with younger students in 2019 when she became the Dean of Students at BASIS San Antonio Primary – Medical Center. She joined BASIS San Antonio Northeast as the Director of Student Affairs for their inaugural school year in 2020. She is now back to working with older students as the Director of Upper School Programs at BASIS San Antonio Shavano.
Stephanie completed her Master of Arts degree at the University of Texas-Pan American in south Texas.
Jaime started her adventure with BASIS in 2017 as the Front Office Coordinator at the North Central Primary campus, then moved into the Curriculum Coordinator role in 2018, where she was responsible for coordinating campus/state testing, working directly with teachers, and partnering with our Director of Academic Programs for all things academics. This year, she is taking on the Director of Academic Programs role at Northeast, where she looks forward to supporting and encouraging our teachers and students for the 2022-2023 school year.
“I absolutely love working for such an amazing network and thoroughly enjoy watching the BASIS model in action. I am excited to have the opportunity to get to know our students and watch them learn and excel through hard work, creative thinking, and the freedom to be authentically themselves. Watching our students grow and challenge themselves academically truly brightens my day and I adore watching them grow into bright, creative, and kind young adults as my years at BASIS grow.”
Stacey joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2017, after moving back to the states from Germany. From 2017-2020 she was a Kindergarten Expert Teacher at BASIS San Antonio Primary-Medical Center and in 2020 she moved to her new role as a grade 1 & 2 Humanities Subject Expert Teacher.
She is excited to continue in her role as the Director of Operations this school year and confident that her experience throughout her education career will help her support all the students and teachers on campus.
In her free time, she and her husband foster dogs through Alamo City Pitbull Rescue. They enjoy spending time outdoors with their dog(s) and exploring around Texas.