Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she has launched the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network. Dr. Darling-Hammond began her career as a public school teacher and has co-founded both a pre-school and day care center and a charter public high school.  

She was the founding Executive Director of the National Commission for Teaching and America's Future, the blue-ribbon panel whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future, catalyzed major policy changes across the United States to improve the quality of teacher education and teaching.   Among her more than 200 publications is The Right to Learn, recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Book Award for 1998, and Teaching as the Learning Profession (co-edited with Gary Sykes), recipient of the National Staff Development Council’s Outstanding Book Award for 2000.  She is also a Past President of the American Educational Research Association.

Linda's publications include The Right to Learn: A Blueprint for Creating Schools that Work and A Good Teacher in Every Classroom: Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve.