About Isa Zimmerman
Principal, IKC Advisors, Boston, MA
Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University. She was a pioneer in bringing technology to schools for instruction and productivity in MA and she started the MASS (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) Technology Task Force. Ms. Zimmerman was also chair of Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Educational Technology Advisory Council (ETAC) for two terms. She was Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute and the UMass President’s Office until the spring of 2009. She served on Governor Patrick’s Readiness Project and the Secretary’s and Commissioner of Education’s 21st Century Task Force and is now on the Operations Board of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Ms. Zimmerman edits, writes and speaks about leadership, technology and STEM—digitally and on paper and has been a member/leader of several volunteer organizations in the Commonwealth, such as BEST, MASCD, (of which she was president twice), Young Audiences of MA (of which she was President of the Board and remains on it) and Symphony by the Sea of which she is currently President. She received her BA from Cornell University and her Ed.D. from Harvard University.