William Sommers

Austin, TX

William continues to be a learner, teacher, principal, author, leadership coach, and consultant for multiple educational groups. He is also a certified Stakeholder-Centered Coach with the Marshall Goldsmith Group. He was a member of the Learning Forward Board of Trustees for five years and president of the National Staff Development Council. Sommers has been on several university faculties and served as a program director for an adolescent chemical dependency treatment center. He has coauthored more than ten books.

Learning Forward is my number one source for deep professional learning and designing effective professional learning systems for my district. This is the one conference and learning experience that I fight for every year.

— Mark St. Clair

Thank you for making professional learning as engaging as possible.  Every year that I attend Learning Forward, my practice enlarges and what was once not possible becomes actionable.  Keep up the good work!

— 2018 Attendee