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
One Ingredient of Multiple Measures: Patience
Second in a series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development Evaluating school performance is the heart of authorizing. To do it well, authorizers need to get the right information....
What Can Tell Us More? Multiple Measures Can
First in a Series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development When we take a hard look at students in our schools, and want to know how they’re doing—really doing—it’s...
Authorizers Must Be Willing Participants
High-quality charter schools start with high-quality authorizing. So, what differentiates great authorizing leaders from the pack? Our evidence shows that, in addition to abiding by national best practices, the best...