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Samantha Tankersley

National Governors Association
Policy Analyst
Samantha Tankersley serves as policy analyst in the National Governors
Association Center for Best Practices Education Division. Samantha’s work
focuses on school choice, human capital, gubernatorial transitions,
work-based learning and global education.

Prior to joining NGA in 2017, Samantha served as Senior Policy Analyst at the
Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd). At ExcelinEd, Samantha
conducted state and federal policy analyses and provided state policymakers
and leaders with information concerning best practices and trends in state
policy making. Samantha also assisted in the creation and launch of
ExcelinEd’s EdPolicy Leaders Online initiative. Samantha holds a
bachelor’s in Social Science Education from the University of Central
Florida and a master’s in Public Administration from Florida State

Samantha originally hails from Florida.