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Brad Gustafson

Author of the new release “The 6 Literacy Levers,” “Reclaiming Our Calling”, and the Corwin best-seller “Renegade Leadership.”

About Brad Gustafson

Dr. Brad Gustafson is an award-winning principal, best-selling author, speaker, and avid reader. He understands the critical role leaders play in creating the conditions where everyone in a school can be successful.

Brad's newest book The 6 Literacy Levers, is a practitioner-friendly guide to leading a culture of reading--from anywhere in your school or organization. He also wrote Reclaiming Our Calling and Renegade Leadership. All of Brad's books are built on the belief that everything we do ...

"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)

"When we were looking for a practicing administrator who understood the practical aspects of technology integration as well as the pedagogical link to quality instructional practices, Brad was a natural fit! In addition to providing many take-always that could be implemented at the building and classroom level, participants found the follow-up conversations with Brad to be equally as valuable as his keynote. He is a true practitioner who walks the walk."

Brian G. Seguin, Director of Instruction - EdTech Summit (WI)

Dr. Brad Gustafson is a principal, author, and speaker who is an inspiring leader for any conference. His strong research base in literacy and other topics make him a must see for any educator. What I appreciate most, however, is his mix of humility, humor, and genuine connection that he models in every interaction. He inspires leaders and educators to connect with all members of their school communities. I give him my absolute highest recommendation.

Dave Wick, Superintendent - Columbia Falls, Montana

Inspirational and enjoyable! A balance of research, personal connections, and application...MESPA invited Dr. Brad Gustafson to Keynote our 2022 MESPA Institute. He received the highest evaluations and moved our members with a heartfelt message about literacy, and how we can recover from the pandemic.

Jon Millerhagen, Executive Director - MESPA
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