Have you ever wondered if you could be a leader in your school or in your district? In ASPIRE to Lead, author and educational leader Joshua Stamper shares a guide for aspiring leaders to enhance their leadership capacity through active self-development and goal setting. Applying Joshua’s A.S.P.I.R.E. model, which is infused with his stories of past failures and successes, will guide the reader in actionable steps to enhance their leadership skills. Exploring Joshua’s voyage from artist to administrator, ASPIRE to Lead will push the boundaries on how to:
- ACTIVATE your journey
- Find SUPPORT from other leaders
- PERSEVERE through challenges
- Discover your IDENTITY
- Grow in your REFLECTION
- And EXECUTE your vision!
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Becoming a leader in a school or district can be a difficult journey, especially if you don’t have guidance in the process. In Aspire to Lead, Joshua Stamper uses his own experiences and expertise to provide a framework of relevant steps to direct and inspire growth. No matter your profession or your goals, this book will help you navigate through the adversity of leadership, while reminding you to be empathetic, creative, and passionate in the process. This is a wonderful resource and will have a profound impact on future and current leaders.
~ THOMAS C. MURRAY, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION, FUTURE READY SCHOOLS, AUTHOR OF BEST-SELLER, PERSONAL & AUTHENTIC: DESIGNING LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT IMPACT A LIFETIME
Driven, devoted, and passionate - all words that perfectly describe Joshua Stamper on his leadership journey. Inspired by honest and impactful stories of hard lessons and valuable insights learned, not only aspiring leaders but all leaders will walk away better equipped to continue on their own leadership pathway. Joshua’s ASPIRE model is a motivational roadmap to follow on your personal route to accomplish goals. An inspirational book with practical ideas and invitations to take action towards growth - a must-read!
~ LIVIA CHAN, ELEMENTARY HEAD TEACHER, AUTHOR, DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR FOR THE TEACH BETTER TEAM
An inspiring and empowering call to action! With a deep appreciation for the emotional side of leadership, readers are guided through the ASPIRE model to improve their practice and propel themselves to the next level. Leveraging his own experiences as well as the experiences of his peers, Joshua Stamper illustrates service with empathy, passion, and creativity. If you are ready to evolve in your leadership journey, this book is required reading!
~ LAINIE ROWELL, LEAD AUTHOR OF EVOLVING LEARNER AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONSULTANT
Whether you're new to education, an aspiring school leader, or simply on your educator journey, I highly recommend you read ASPIRE to Lead. Joshua Stamper tells his story from the place of humility—his statement, "I'm not the hero of the story," allows readers to be comfortable with productive struggle and the growing pains required for natural but progressive growth. Leading very early on in the book with the ASPIRE Model and then unpacking each element in subsequent chapters provides readers the necessary guidance wherever they may be in their leadership journey. Bravo—Joshua hits a grand slam with his first book. I can't wait to see what's next!
~ JORGE VALENZUELA, EDUCATION COACH, AUTHOR, ADVOCATE