Head of School
Corey Hartman has been with BASIS Flagstaff since it opened its doors in 2011. Having worn many hats—teacher, college counselor, administrator, and now the parent of a BASIS student – Ms. Hartman has seen it all. Really. Her hope is that these experiences have expanded her ability to relate and that's really what her job as Director of Student Affairs is all about. Her door is always open to parents and students alike and she looks forward to another successful year!
Head of Operations
Jana Aukon grew up in Riga, Latvia, in Eastern Europe. As a child she was exposed to a rigorous education and high academic standards that were met with outstanding student achievement. Jana shares in the BASIS philosophy of high expectations, engaged learning, and student accountability, to achieve a world-class education. She is thrilled to have both of her daughters in grades 7 and 10, attending BASIS Flagstaff this year. Prior to working at BASIS, Jana attended Northern Arizona University where she earned a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Studio Art. She also spent 5 months studying abroad in Puerto Rico learning the Spanish language. Upon graduating, Jana taught Russian language and 4th grade, and has volunteered her time at various youth programs in the community. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree in Global Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In her 6th year at BASIS Flagstaff, as Head of Operations, Jana is excited to continue serving her school community. She enjoys working with the families, students and staff at BASIS Flagstaff in building a culture of success and citizenship at our school.
Director of Academic Programs
Lisa McDonough is excited to begin her fifth year with BASIS Flagstaff.Before transitioning to be the Director of Academic Programs, Lisa taught upper school biology and seminar classes.She comes from a family of educators and has instructed both formal and informal education programs for over 20 years.Lisa values education and considers herself a lifelong student after obtaining her BS from Mississippi University for Women, MS from the University of Maryland, and PhD (ABD) from the University of Arizona.Her youngest daughter attends BASIS Flagstaff as a 10th grader.Outside of the school walls, Lisa coordinates educational river trips for students.
Director of Student Affairs