In 2008, Mr. Francher earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University in Global Studies with a focus on Asian Culture and Society. He then went on to earn his Master of Education degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with a study in Curriculum and Design from University of Phoenix. Mr. Francher continued his education by earning his Master of Education in Elementary and Certification from Northern Arizona University.
Mr. Francher joins BASIS Independent Fremont after transferring from his position of Dean of Students with BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. His goal is to ensure that every student that walks through the school's doors is able to leave with a lifelong love for learning and a desire to be the best versions of themselves. Mr. Francher chose BASIS Independent because of the legacy of pushing students beyond what is "expected." He believes in encouraging students to push the boundaries of their knowledge to greater depths. “I believe that the point of learning is self-discovery and the exploration of human capability. Therefore, I try to teach students to not only learn what a term or concept means, but to also find how that term or concept can be used to find further unknowns,” says Mr. Francher.
When not at school, Mr. Francher loves learning new languages and exploring the world.