Mrs. Basinger graduated from Ohio State University with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She feels so fortunate that she moved to the Pasco County area in 2008 where she began her teaching career. She has taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade, worked as a reading interventionist and a Reading Coach. She has worked from the east side of Pasco County to the West side of Pasco County. Mrs. Basinger returned to college to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at St. Leo University. She became the Assistant Principal of Hudson and moved to New River as an Assistant Principal.
In 2022, she became the Principal of Gulf Highlands Elementary School. Mrs. Basinger’s passion is working with students and staff to support them in their educational pursuit. She believes that every child deserves robust opportunities to learn and engage with their school families. She is excited to be at Gulf Highlands and is looking forward to building relationships with students, staff, and the community. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office. Together the GATORS will succeed!