Dr Linda Darling-Hammond

Charles E. Ducommon Professor Of Education At Stanford University

The Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, Linda Darling-Hammond was the founder of the Stanford Centre for Opportunity Policy in Education. Having also served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program, Darling-Hammond was instrumental in the redesigning and restructuring the vastly prestigious organisation. Darling-Hammond is an extremely sought after speaker that is also the former president of the American Educational Research Association, Linda has been inundated with awards for Distinguished Contributions to Research, Lifetime Achievement, and Research-to-Policy which showcase her prowess and highlight her incredible reputation. A highly sought after and much demanded educational professional, Linda Darling-Hammond is available to hire as a keynote speaker for any event through the Champions Speakers agency.

A notable member of the American Association of Arts, Linda is also a member of the Sciences and National Academy of Education. Her impressive CV does not stop there however having acted as the executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future was named one of the most influential reports affecting U.S. education in that decade. Heralded and named as one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy in 2006, just two years later, Darling-Hammond served as the leader of President Barack Obama’s education policy transition team allowing her to discuss and share insight into arguably one of the most influential and significant political figures of all time.

Beginning her professional career as a public school teacher, Linda Darling-Hammond went on to become a co-founder of both a preschool and a public high school before serving as Director of the RAND Corporation‘s education program and as an endowed professor at Columbia University, Teachers College.

A revered and esteemed personality, Linda has consulted widely with federal, state and local officials and educators on strategies for improving education policies and practices. An award-winning and celebrated writer and author, among her more than 500 publications are a number of award-winning books, including The Right to Learn, Teaching as the Learning Profession, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World and The Flat World and Education. The recipient of an Ed.D., an honour she received from Temple University and a B.A. from the incredibly prestigious Yale University (magna cum laude), Linda Darling-Hammond is without doubt one of the most significant educational figures in the world and is available to hire through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Dr Linda Darling-Hammond as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.