Ms. Witthoft

Head of Operations

Jean Witthoft brings more than a decade worth of experience in education operations to her new role as Head of Operations at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. Most recently, she led business operations at Brighton College for both the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses, which are two of the region's leading, private British Curriculum Schools serving students aged three to 18. Prior to Brighton College, Jean held leadership positions at well-established schools in United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia overseeing operations and technology education.

"Jean's deep operations experience with top-ranked, private schools makes her an ideal addition to our team," said Head of School Hadley Ruggles. "We are lucky to have found someone who knows what it takes to run all aspects of schools serving preschool to high school students."

Ms. Witthoft received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration (minor in economics) from Minnesota State University. She spent her formative teaching years at St. Christopher's School (in Bahrain) and University of Bahrain, where she taught business, economics and information technology classes.