Diane Zimmerman

Fairfield, CA

Diane, Ph.D., has dedicated her entire career to building educators’ collaborative capacity. After 36 years in public schools serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, she has refocused her energies on writing and consulting. As she has pursued those goals, she has coauthored four books and many articles for The Learning Professional. Zimmerman draws from a rich repertoire of practice-based knowledge that makes her teaching and writing about leadership accessible and practical.


This was perhaps the best professional learning I have received in over a decade! Well done Learning Forward – I am now a member and look to your organization for my future goals as an educator. A renewed sense of excitement regarding my role (as an instructional coach)! Thank you!

2017 Conference Attendee

Learning Forward’s Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.

— Angela Silva