As the first day of our inaugural school year approaches, we're thrilled to unveil to you the team that will make up the founding faculty & staff of BASIS Independent McLean. We're pleased to introduce to you Laurie Trautner, Director of Operations at BASIS Independent McLean.

Laurie Trautner graduated from Texas Christian University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and Spanish. She then earned her Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland.

Prior to joining BASIS Independent McLean, Ms. Trautner spent over 15 years in the conference and meeting industry. She worked at an educational association, as well as the top consulting firm in the industry, where she helped associations execute their professional development events. Learning outside of the classroom as a way to develop life skills has always been one of her passions. At BASIS Independent McLean, she has the perfect opportunity to combine that passion with her business management experience. 

Ms. Trautner is a native Texan and, even though she has lived in Northern Virginia for more than 20 years, still thinks of Texas as “home.” She is the parent of two BASIS Independent McLean students and is active with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. In her free time, she likes to read mystery novels.

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