The Stamper Family, Joshua and Leslie Stamper

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About Joshua Stamper

Joshua Stamper initially used his artistic talent, creativity and original ideas as a professional graphic designer. He then transitioned to inspiring students to utilize their imagination and creative expression in public education. Being unsuccessful as a student growing up, Joshua never expected to be back in the classroom as a teacher, athletic coach or administrator. His struggles as a student spawned a passion to change the education model, push the boundaries of traditional learning, and explore new innovative ideas. Joshua has been a middle school Assistant Principal in North Texas for the past eight years, where he's served at four campuses in two school districts.

In addition to his current administrative position, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, Podcaster, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. You can stay connected by following @Joshua__Stamper on Twitter and Instagram, or by visiting his website You can book Joshua for a keynote or school-based training by contacting Jeff Gargas at

Joshua is married to Leslie and the father of five. Joshua and Leslie became foster parents in 2011, and had the privilege of adopting three of their children from foster care. Joshua and Leslie are trained in trauma-informed practices for meeting the emotional, social and behavioral needs of children who have been through adverse childhood experiences, which Joshua also applies to his role as administrator. Joshua and Leslie have co-written the following blog posts to help and support other educators and parents with Trauma Informed practices:

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