Tamara Baysinger

Tamara Baysinger

2018 NACSA Leader

Director, Idaho Public Charter School Commission

Tamara Baysinger, Director for the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, has led the staff of Idaho’s independent authorizer since 2006. She combines her passions for quality educational choice and data-driven decision-making to oversee a portfolio that serves approximately 6% of the state’s public school population. Prior to her work with the Commission, Ms. Baysinger spent several years working in media and private industry. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from George Fox University and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Away from the Commission office, Ms. Baysinger competes in equestrian endurance racing and spends as much time as possible exploring the wilderness through backpacking, whitewater rafting, canyoneering, and alpine skiing.


Most Recent Posts
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...