William E. Diedrich, Ph.D.

Prior to joining Dave Long & Associates Executive Search Services, Dr. William Diedrich served as an Executive Search Consultant for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) for the past six years. He was an adviser to school boards having districts with student populations of 1,000 ADA to over 25,000.

Dr. Diedrich’s distinguished career in education has spanned over four decades. He retired in June, 2003, after having served 12 years as superintendent of the Palm Springs Unified School District. Prior to this, he served for ten years as superintendent of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. He was also superintendent of the K-12 Crawford-AuSable School District in Grayling, Michigan.

In addition, Dr. Diedrich held administrative positions in the Bassett Unified School District that included Director of Personnel, Director of Curriculum, middle school principal, and junior high school assistant principal.

Dr. Diedrich has a thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process, having taught at elementary and secondary levels, was as an instructor with the California Youth Authority and has been affiliated with the University of La Verne in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program. Dr. Diedrich is also a faculty member in the Public Relations and Advocacy and Setting Direction modules for the Masters in Governance program of CSBA.

Dr. Diedrich received his bachelor’s degree from Cal State University, Los Angeles, a master’s degree from Cal State University, Fullerton, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His dissertation was in the area of superintendent and board of education relationships.