2017 Keynote of the Future-Forward Leadership Redesign Institute
Bill Daggett, Ed.D., Founder and Chairman of the International Center for
Leadership in Education, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to
move preK–12 education systems toward more rigorous and relevant skills
and knowledge for all students. For 25 years, he has crisscrossed our nation,
as well as the industrialized world, to lead school reform efforts to effectively
prepare students for their future.
While an avid supporter of public education, Dr. Daggett also challenges all
of us to be more focused on our children’s future than on maintaining the
schools of our youth. His insights and leadership have caused nearly every
major education association in the country, hundreds of school districts,
numerous political and business leaders, publishers, and others to seek out
his advice and guidance.
Before founding and now serving as Chairman of the International Center for
Leadership in Education, Dr. Daggett was a teacher, local administrator, and a
director with the New York State Education Department.
He is the creator of the Rigor/Relevance Framework®, which has recently
become the cornerstone of much of the nation’s school reform efforts. He is
also the author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks,
research reports, and journal articles.
Dr. Daggett has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by both Temple
University and the State University of New York at Albany.
Dr. Daggett has a special commitment to individuals with disabilities. He and
his wife, Bonnie, volunteer their time and lend their support to Wildwood
Programs in upstate New York. Wildwood serves the needs of people of all
ages who, like their daughter Audrey, have neurological impairments/learning
disabilities or autism, by enabling them to become the best that they can be.