Supporting teachers and students on their paths toward excellence
Service-oriented and eager to help, our leadership, administration, and staff are champions of the school community. While their key focus is supporting the teachers in the classroom, they work hard to ensure every student and family has a positive experience. Whether they are the front-and-center, visible faces of our school or the unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes, leadership, administration, and staff are invaluable in upholding our culture and values.
Ms. Abodouma Associate Head of Schools
In 2003, Ms. Abodouma received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ain Shams University, Cairo. As an educator, she aims to work with her students such that they optimize their full academic potential while also growing as people through critical and independent thinking and logical reasoning. Ms. Abodouma taught in BASIS Independent Schools from 2015 to 2021 before joining the Leadership Team on our Fremont campuses.
Ms. Abodouma prefers schools that have a rigorous and highly academic system structure while leaving enough space for the teachers’ innovation, methodologies, and teaching philosophies. BASIS Independent Fremont fulfills that description perfectly.
Ms. Abodouma has kept herself quite busy and fulfilled! Between 2007 and 2010, she acted in three Egyptian motion pictures, and one of them made it to the Egyptian cinemas and TV channels, “Some of my students asked for my autograph!” she says excitedly. In the summer of 2006, she volunteered to work with slum kids in Calcutta, India.
Additionally, she loves hiking, biking, and spending quality time with her husband and children – preferably in both outdoor and multi-cultural settings.
Ms. Agarwal Front Office Coordinator, Upper School
Ms. Allen Front Office Coordinator, Lower School
Ms. Ariasp Monitor, Upper School
Ms. Breaux Director of Academic Programs, Lower School
Ms. Bueno Registrar, Lower School
Mr. Cadenas Facilities Manager, Upper School
Ms. Chelladurai Technology Coordinator, Lower School
Ms. Chelladurai earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu, India in 1998. She went on to graduate at the top of her class with a Master’s degree in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University in 2000. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the same university in 2002.
Ms. Chelladurai has over six years of experience working in an office environment supporting the technology needs in different capacities. She has stepped into the Technology Coordinator role this year to assist and equip the teachers with the resources they need and troubleshoot any technical issues. She will also be helping with the technology needs of the school related to connectivity and other systems in the school.
Ms. Chelladurai believes that technology built into the classroom is a great tool for learning, but it is not the end goal. Learning should happen in any kind of situation, and Ms. Chelladurai strives to make technology an accessible and seamlessly integrated tool in the classroom!
When not in school she loves to relax, watch movies and do craft work. She also loves to spend time with friends.
Ms. Chen Front Office Coordinator, Lower School
Ms. Davis Head of School, Upper School
Ms. Davis is an education administrator with over 17 years of experience in higher education at Stanford, Santa Clara, and San Jose State Universities. While on these campuses she specialized in undergraduate and graduate student services operations and university financial management. Ms. Davis has consistently been identified by colleagues as a strong leader and collaborator. She brings a lifelong commitment to the K-12 population and public service with her to BIF. She served on the Berryessa Union School District School Board for eight years, where she was ultimately elected President of the Board and recognized by the State of California for her contributions. She has received multiple mayoral appointments to critical committees in the city of San Jose related to public interest. Ms. Davis graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and also holds a Master of Arts in Education (Education Administration, Planning, and Social Policy) from Harvard University.
Ms. Davis comes to BASIS Independent Fremont with an intensive knowledge of BASIS Curriculum Schools, having served as a Dean, Director of Student Affairs, Director of Academic Programs, and most recently, as the Associate Head of School of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. This has afforded her a unique perspective that has enabled her to effectively execute critical services and programs. As the Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont’s Upper School, her goal is to offer more strategic insights and to work closely with our campus community to ensure all students are actively engaged and provided the necessary tools to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Ms. Davis chose BASIS Independent Fremont because she wants “to be a part of a community that fosters a supportive environment in which students can learn to stretch their intellectual curiosity.” She also shares similar beliefs that schools should provide an education that equips students with critical thinking skills that will allow them to be effective contributors to society. She believes that we are all educators in life’s classroom.
When Ms. Davis is away from the office she enjoys spending quality time with family and watching documentaries. One interesting fact about her is that she was born on a Leap Year and is technically the youngest staff member at BIF.
Mr. Dela Cruz Auxiliary Program Manager, Lower School
Ms. Diaz School Counselor
Ms. Franco Monitor, Lower School
Mr. Furukawa Operations Coordinator, Upper School
Ms. Haranahalli Director of Academic Programs, Upper School
Ms. Haranahalli joined BASIS Independent Fremont following her role as the Academics Lead of a local language school, overseeing their operations while leading a team of more than 20 teachers and student assistants. Within this role, Ms. Haranahalli successfully steered their institution’s transition from in-person programming to a virtual distance learning-based system. In addition to her experience overseeing academic programming, Ms. Haranahalli has also guided curriculum personally as the author of six educational texts currently being utilized by educational institutions internationally. In addition to her accomplishments in education, Ms. Haranahalli has experience in the non-profit sphere working within marketing and communications, as well as technical writing and software quality assurance engineering.
Mr. Hernandez Monitor, Upper School