Bolstering independent and flexible thinkers, eager to approach and appreciate life’s novel challenges, unique opportunities, and perspective broadening experiences is the guiding ethos at BASIS Independent Fremont. Ms. Liang, Lower School Mandarin Subject Expert Teacher, is cultivating just that in her students - not only through the exploration of the Mandarin language but also through opportunities to “visit” cultures from around the world. By building up their global mindsets, Ms. Liang successfully whets her students' inquisitive thirst for knowledge, opens hearts to the unfamiliar, and unbinds boundless opportunities.
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.
When families begin learning about our Early Learning and Primary programs, they often ask us the same question: “Why do we teach Mandarin to all our students?"
Mandarin is a required part of our curriculum from Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 4 because Mandarin provides our early learners with the opportunity to engage both sides of their brains.
Dr. Leyba, our Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont, has been completely committed to creating the best possible learning experience for our students this year. She knows how difficult it is to find the right school for your child, especially during this unique and unprecedented time. Dr. Leyba wants to provide families with the right information and tools so that they may make an informed and confident decision about what school their child(ren) should attend. Read on to learn what Dr. Leyba has to say!
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.