BASIS Independent Fremont students know a thing or two about exploring at the edge of science. Over the years, BIF students have dredged the Bay in search of new life and written more lines of code in Tynker than any other school. They have even explored the universe in augmented reality by visiting Google computer scientists.
No stranger to the educational sphere, Mr. Josiah Wagoner has come to guide BASIS Independent Fremont’s Lower School following his experience as a Professor of Education, an educational administrator, educational content creator, and elementary school teacher. As the Associate Head of School and Director of Primary program at BASIS Independent Fremont, he nurtured the young careers of future teachers and trained them to implement the latest educational best practices. As a Dean of Students and Learning Expert Teacher, Mr. Wagoner developed expertise on the Social-Emotional needs of students, becoming known as an empathetic administrator who always puts the needs of students first.
While creating and implementing curriculum and guiding educators, Mr. Wagoner accumulated a wealth of experience in elementary learning and development, making him exceptionally suited to lead BASIS Independent Fremont’s Lower School campus as the new Head of School.
Each year, hundreds of teachers from the various BASIS Curriculum Schools gather in Arizona for Summer Institute, a week of learning, networking, and preparing for the upcoming school year. Newly hired teachers and those changing roles attend this annual event, where they gather in peer groups to establish best practices for educating students in the context of the grades and subjects they teach within the BASIS Curriculum.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.