Brad Gustafson education, classroom, leadership

Brad Gustafson

  • 2x Author & National Distinguished Principal
  • Creativity and Innovation Expert
  • Radio Co-Host of UnearthED

Dr. Brad Gustafson is a 2016 National Distinguished Principal, author, and speaker. He was recently named a National School Boards Association "20 to Watch" educator. He shares the belief that schools should be spaces where relationships, creativity, and innovation thrive. His passion for leadership and learning is palpable. Brad's newest book, Renegade Leadership, empowers ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Brad Gustafson Promo Video
Renegade Leadership - MESPA
Connected Education Theory
Renegade Leadership Introduction
Speech Topics
  • Reclaiming Our Calling

    What would school look like if we held the whole learner in the same regard as high-stakes test scores? This keynote ... View More

  • Champion Literacy, Slay Reading Logs & Booktalk Like a Wizard

    If sharing the books we love is the heart of literacy, providing students time to read books they’ve selected is the ... View More

  • Cultivating Creative Minds

    Can creativity, innovation, and learning go hand-in-hand? What would it look like if student ownership was as ... View More

  • Renegade Leadership

    This keynote brings an inspiring blend of personal stories and humor that will change the way you think about ... View More

Text Reviews
  • "Brad Gustafson brings a powerfully infused message of excitement and kids first mentality when presenting. His knowledge, passion and energy for schools is so completely evident when working with and speaking to educators. Hold on to your hats and get ready to learn, you'll leave him with SO much excitement to be even more awesome for kids!"
  • Adam Welcome - Director of Innovation & Technology (CA)
  • "Captivating, innovative, encouraging, and inspiring are words in which I carefully chose to describe Dr. Gustafson's keynotes. He does an excellent job connecting with the audience and setting the stage for 21st-century dialogue. You will surely find that Brad will ignite your audience's passions and existing strengths. Those having the opportunity to hear Dr. Gustafson speak will leave with a desire to return to their classroom to apply their learning immediately!"
  • Bill Adams - Superintendent of Schools (MN)
  • "Brad was awesome! He delivered a keynote that stretched our 'techie' minds to new possibilities in the classroom that are actually being utilized in schools today. Not only was he insightful but he was very funny. He totally engaged with our participants."
  • Don Benton, Director - Schools Without Walls (SWOW) Conference (AR)

Brad's Blog

PD is Sinking…Here Are 3 Ways to...
Most educators really don't care about what we call PD. They care about their students and want practical solutions to the ...

3 Keys to Leading Child-Centered...
It seems like education is being poked and prodded from nearly every direction. Some of these influences may be helpful, bu...

What's Your One?
Have you ever returned from a conference and been asked to name a "take-away" or something you learned? I recently had the c...

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