Mr. Hillis is going into his 11th year with BASIS. He began as the Head of School at BASIS Scottsdale then helped open BASIS Charter Schools in Ahwatukee, Mesa, and San Antonio, before temporarily transferring to BASIS Independent. There, working with school management, he opened campuses in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Fremont, CA and McLean, VA. As Senior VP of Charter Schools, he oversaw the management team at every Charter School in the BASIS network (with the exception of Baton Rouge!) at some time or other. After six years on the road, and a brief stint as Head of School at BASIS DC, he is thrilled to be back in school management full time at the Phoenix campus. John has a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Glasgow and has previously worked in the Oil & Gas Industry and Golf Club Management.