About Joshua Stamper
Joshua is a middle school administrator in North Texas. After graduating college with a Fine Arts degree and worked in the graphic design field for a number of years, he was always passionate about encouraging students to achieve their goals, initially coaching traveling soccer teams when he wasn’t working. Desiring to further his impact on students, Joshua returned to school to attain his teaching certificate, then worked as an Art teacher and coached at the middle school level for 6 years. Inspired to affect change at the campus level, Joshua completed his Masters in Educational Administration, and has spent the past 6 years as a Middle School Administrator.
Joshua is passionate about community and engagement. He seeks to guide his campus in positive relationship between all levels - student, parent, staff and administration. He is an advocate for reconciliation and believes that all relationships matter, that working together creates an environment that fosters innovation and growth, yielding both academic and social success. Utilizing restorative practices guides Joshua in ways to build a healthy community at his school.
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. 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: