ABOUT

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 starts with relationships and connectedness.

Brad co-hosts a weekly web series called Read This Now where he talks about literacy and shares book recommendations with fellow literacy leaders. He has served on the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board and been a national advisor with Future Ready Schools for several years.

Brad was also recognized as a NSBA “20 to Watch” and named Minnesota's Principal of the Year in 2016. His school has been recognized at the local, state, and national level. From classrooms to the boardroom (and everywhere in between), Brad is helping educators own their influence. 

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

LITERACY

Teaching students how to read and helping them want to read is one of the most important things we do. Brad's down-to-earth approach is helping educators walk the walk as literacy leaders.

LEADERSHIP & CULTURE

Educators everywhere are being asked to do incredibly demanding work in near-impossible conditions. Brad understands the complexities of school leadership and how to create culture and champion reading during challenging times.

FAMILY

You can't pour from an empty cup! Brad's cup is overflowing with laughter and love. He and his wife have three kids who enjoy reading together, time on the lake, family video-game nights...and everything in between.

PASSIONS

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION, 2015

BETHEL UNIVERSITY

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, 2007

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - MANKATO

MASTERS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, 2005

SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, 2001

SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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