Beyond School Hours 2022 - February 23-26, 2022 - Caribe Royale Orlando

Champion of Children

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

Lifelong Education Advocate

Referred to as “the Michael Jordan of education policy,” Dr. Darling-Hammond has dedicated her professional career to ensuring educational equity for all children across the nation.

One of the nation’s most prominent researchers, Dr. Darling-Hammond blends policy and practice to ensure that all children have access to empowering learning experiences and excellent teachers.

An award-winning author with over 500 publications, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond has been named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy; in 2008 and 2020, she led the education transition teams for Presidents Obama and Biden.

With roots in instruction, Dr. Darling-Hammond began her career as a public school teacher and co-founded a preschool and a high school. Currently, Dr. Darling-Hammond serves as President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, and President of the California State Board of Education.

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