With a range of experience developing the financial and operational sustainability of charter schools, Tyler Baier is dedicated to removing operational barriers for educators so they can focus on what they do best – teaching our kids.
Tyler Baier began his career in education in 2010 as an Education Pioneer fellow and spent 7 years with Bright Star Schools, a high-performing charter management organization in Los Angeles with an annual budget of over $35 million. As Chief Business Officer, Tyler led the development of the organization’s back-office team, with over 30 employees supporting schools from accounting to advancement. He also facilitated Bright Star’s growth from 2 to 7 schools, and managed the financing and development of new construction, renovation, and temporary facility solutions.
Since returning to his roots in the midwest, Tyler has stepped in as interim Chief Business Officer at Prodeo Academy and has advised charter school support organizations in school operations and facilities. In joining CharterSource, he aims to help many more Minnesota charter schools plan for the future and navigate their operational challenges.
Tyler holds a BA from the Dyson School of Business and an MBA from the Johnson School, both at Cornell University. He sits on the finance committee for Hiawatha Academy, volunteers as a high school wrestling coach, and resides in the east metro with his wife and son.