Toby Walker, Head of School

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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Head of School - Toby Walker

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Toby Walker
Head of School

About Toby Walker

Hailing originally from a small village in rural England, Mr. Walker has worked in Education across three continents. After earning his degree in Political Science and Contemporary History from the University of Sussex, Mr. Walker spent time working in public policy research with a focus on education and skills. He contributed to consultation papers on education reform for the UK government and worked closely with educational institutions as well as employers in the UK economy. Mr. Walker has traveled extensively and spent two years designing and implementing a High School English and history curriculum for an international program in Fukui, Japan.

As Head of School, Mr. Walker has a strong commitment to BASIS Independent and previously worked as the Director of Student Affairs here in Silicon Valley. Prior to that he taught a variety of AP courses in the humanities at the successful BASIS Scottsdale campus. Having seen first-hand the impact that a BASIS Independent education can have on students, he is proud to be a part of taking BASIS Independent Silicon Valley to the next level and to be cementing the school as one of the finest educational institutions in the world.

Mr. Walker's young son Arthur was born in the same week that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley first opened its doors and he is excited to help build the school community in preparation for Arthur attending in a few years! In his free time Mr. Walker likes to hike, read, and watch cricket.