- Award Winning Principal
- Author of Renegade Leadership
- Radio Co-Host of UnearthED
Dr. Brad Gustafson is a National Distinguished Principal, author, and speaker. He shares a belief that schools should be spaces where relationships, creativity, and innovation thrive. His passion for leadership and learning is palpable.
Brad is a 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Award (DILA) winner, and his school was also recognized with a Local Government Innovation Award by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Brad co-hosts the "UnearthED" program on the Bam Radio Network. His blog, Adjusting Course, was named a "Must Read" K-12 blog by EdTech magazine.
In addition to blogging, Brad recently released a new book, Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital Age Learners. Brad is a co-author of Personalized PD, and earned his doctorate from Bethel University where his research focused on professional development and innovation.
Every book has a binding and Dr. Brad Gustafson's story is no different. His life is defined by his faith, family, and desire to help kids (and the educators who serve them) succeed. He's also the only keynote speaker we know who travels with his own custom ping-pong paddle. Brad is a best-selling author, Minnesota Principal of the Year, NSBA "20 to Watch," and national advisor with Future Ready Schools. He also serves on Scholastic's Principal Advisory Board and co-hosts UnearthED; a popular school leadership podcast.
Brad is a school leader who understands the importance of collaboration, school culture, and learner empowerment.