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.


Quality big name speakers during concurrent sessions. Facilitators engaged participants. Focused on professional learning.  It’s rare to attend a conference with TONS of sessions that are relevant for my work (professional developer).

— 2018 Attendee

The Learning Forward Conference provided a great mix of practitioners and university personnel that provided for incredible networking opportunities!  I will be there next year.

— Susan L. Ogletree