Tamara Baysinger

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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
4 Reasons You Should Attend #NACSAcon
Smart, proactive public charter school authorizing can transform public education. We’ve seen it happen in cities across the country.  How did they do it? What lessons can you take from...
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...