Dr. Brad Gustafson, Principal, Auther, Speaker, The 6 Literacy Levers, Reclaiming Our Calling, Renegade Leadership

There isn't a single reader in your school who doesn't deserve to be seen, supported, and celebrated.

BOOKS

All of Brad's books are built on the belief that everything we do in education starts with relationships and connection. They feature practical tools, relevant research, and inspiring stories.

The 6 Literacy Levers uses an easy-to-read leadership fable to introduce each of the six literacy levers...along with countless tools and resources to help you take action immediately. Reclaiming Our Calling will help you hold on to the things that matter most and empower you to move forward with confidence and conviction. Renegade Leadership is a best-seller with Corwin Press. It outlines a powerful pedagogy called the Renegade C.O.D.E. and contains an entire chapter devoted to leading Personalized PD.

All of Brad's books are built on the belief that everything we do in education starts with relationships and connection. They feature practical tools, relevant research, and inspiring stories. The 6 Literacy Levers uses an easy-to-read leadership fable to introduce each of the six literacy levers...along with countless tools and resources to help you take action immediately. Reclaiming Our Calling will help you hold on to the things that matter most and empower you to move forward with confidence and conviction. Renegade Leadership is a best-seller with Corwin Press. It outlines a powerful pedagogy called the Renegade C.O.D.E. and contains an entire chapter devoted to leading Personalized PD.

SPEAKING

Connect your team with an experienced practitioner who is doing the work. Learn more about how Brad's messages blend humor and humility with ideas that are timely and actionable.

PODCASTS

Engaging conversations to help you navigate the topics that matter most in your leadership and reading life. Check out the latest shows from Brad and see for yourself what other leaders and readers are listening to.

STORE

Live your reading life out loud! Visit our online store to see some of the shirts Lydia made famous in The 6 Literacy Levers. All of the net proceeds from the store go to literacy-related causes and putting books in the hands of readers.

Dr. Brad Gustafson, Principal, Auther, Speaker, The 6 Literacy Levers, Reclaiming Our Calling, Renegade Leadership

ABOUT BRAD

Building relationships, leadership, and culture are at the heart of every successful school. Brad will be the first to tell you he doesn't have everything figured out, but he works alongside an incredible team that's co-creating the conditions where everyone can be successful. Brad is currently serving in his 12th year as a principal at an award-winning school in Minnesota.

When Brad isn't in school, there's a good chance he's being schooled. He enjoys anything that's competitive including fishing, pickleball, ping pong, playing hearts, and battling Pokémon with his son. You can also find Brad with his high school sweetheart and their three kids spending time on the lake, reading, and writing.

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“...grounded in the real work done in schools.”

Josh Stumpenhorst

Teacher, Librarian, and Author of Drawn to Teach

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