Associate Director


Bayliss Fiddiman

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Bayliss Fiddiman is an associate director for K-12 Education at American Progress. She comes to American Progress from the Education Law Center, where she worked on a variety of issues, including school funding, charter school and voucher program expansion, and special education. Prior to that, she participated in a leadership development fellowship with the Educational Testing Service, where her portfolio focused on educational equity.

During her time in law school, Fiddiman completed internships with Northeastern University’s Office of the General Counsel, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. After law school, she worked as a legal fellow with the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, investigating cold cases of anti-civil rights violence.

Fiddiman received her B.A. in legal studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with Commonwealth Honors College distinction. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Latest by Bayliss Fiddiman

How To Ensure Equitable Access to Great Teaching Report
 (The Los Angeles Unified School District interim superintendent spends time with a kindergarten student to celebrate the first day of in-class instruction at an elementary school in Los Angeles, August 2021.)

How To Ensure Equitable Access to Great Teaching

The Center for American Progress proposes a new grant program to address the working conditions that contribute to job dissatisfaction and high turnover among the nation’s K-12 teachers in order to increase equal access to highly qualified teachers.

Bayliss Fiddiman, Lisette Partelow

Smart Investments for Safer Schools Report

Smart Investments for Safer Schools

To ensure safe and healthy learning environments, policymakers and schools must invest in evidence-based solutions—not reactionary spending that only makes the public feel safer.

Bayliss Fiddiman, Ashley Jeffrey, Scott Sargrad