I have watched Zachary expose an audience to a new idea and leave them comfortable with it as a part of their everyday practice in an hour. Unlike too many inspirational academics, whose impact dulls over time, Zachary finds a way through humour, memorable anecdotes and a superb depth of knowledge, to leave an indelible trace on those with whom he works.
—John Amaechi, OBE, and Senior Fellow at the Applied Centre for Emotional Literacy, Learning and Research, University of East London
I really wish you could walk through our building right now. There is lots of learning happening that wasn’t happening before.
—Andy Carpenter, Middle School Principal
Zachary lives with feet firmly planted in two worlds few are able to simultaneously inhabit. His research and academic work is impacting the field and yet in your interactions with him you experience a true practitioner - a teacher. He is able to take theory and deliver it in a way that translates into concrete practice for teachers and administrators across the world, while also elevating the voices and realities of teachers and administrators working in schools with students each and every day into the halls of academia.
-Dr. Christine Ortiz, The Ampersand School
Zachary not only inspires learning, he establishes an environment and uses the tools that make it happen. Skillfully guiding discussions, answering questions with questions, expecting people to do their own thinking while challenging them to stretch both their skills and comfort level - he makes learning both challenging and invigorating.
—Dr. Boyce Heidenreich, Former Principal and Administrator
Dr. Walker is a game changer.
—Dr. Suzanne Martin, Professor of Leadership, Policy and Exceptional Education, University of Central Florida