BOARD MEMBERGovernor’s Education Advisor
Tami Pyfer is a resident of Logan, where she has lived and raised her family for 34 years.
In January of 2014, she was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to be his Education Advisor. Upon joining the Governor’s office, she left her elected position as Chair of the State Board of Education, where she served for 4 years, and also her work as Research Coordinator and Clinical Instructor in the College of Education at Utah State University. She maintains the status of adjunct faculty in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
Prior to her service on the State Board of Education, Tami served eight years on the Logan City Council and seven years on the Logan Schools Foundation board of directors. She previously had spent seven years as the Foundation’s Executive Director. She also enjoyed her recent work as a Program Specialist for the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education.
For 22 years, Tami was active in her children’s education serving as a PTA volunteer, PTA president, school Site-Based Committee member, school Community Council member, and classroom volunteer. She also served on numerous community boards including Bear River Mental Health, Logan Regional Hospital Ethics Board, Cache County Emergency Medical Services, and the Cache Community Health Care Foundation.
She and her husband, Aaron, are the parents of five children and two grandchildren. They enjoy singing and performing with their family throughout Cache Valley.