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Toddle School Leaders Bootcamp: Featuring Dr. Brenda Diaz
27th February 2023 • Aspire to Lead • Joshua Stamper
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In this bonus episode, Dr. Brenda Diaz shares how traditional student discipline didn’t improve the students behavior and the shift her campus made to implement relationship building strategies and restorative practices.  In this episode, we discuss:
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Increasing diversity among educators
  • Toddle’s School Leader Bootcamp!

About Dr. Brenda Diaz:

As the Executive Principal of Nashville Big Picture High School in Nashville TN, Dr. Brenda leads with love, courage, and moral character.   With an almost 30-year career in education she believes strongly in small, personalized caring learning environments that allow all students, especially those who are from underserved and/or marginalized communities, to pursue their passions and interests connected to the real-world, which prepares them to attend college and/or pursue post-secondary experiences.  Brenda received her bachelor’s degree in English from Rust College, a Historical Black College; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of MS; Educational Leadership Endorsement from the University of Memphis; and her Doctor of Education Degree from Union University.   Dr. Diaz has been honored as the 2022 Big Picture Learning Ted Sizer School Leader of the Year; Memphis City Schools -Sheffield High School Teacher of the Year recipient; Metro Nashville Public Schools 2018 Out of the Box Leader/Employee Recognition recipient and a Metro Nashville Public Schools 2019 Women Who Overcome Challenges to Impact Others in Educational Leadership recipient.  She has a simple purpose: to work unapologetically as an educational leader who advocates for personalized educational frameworks/systems focused on students’ passions/interest so that ALL students know they are valued, loved, heard, and seen which will propel them to personal and professional fulfillment.   Follow Dr. Brenda Diaz:

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Need a Presenter for a conference or school PD?

Contact Joshua Stamper  for presentations on Restorative Practices, Leadership Development, and Innovative campus systems. Watch my session on Trauma Informed, restorative and social emotional practices at  

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Aspire to Lead Won the FireBird Award!

I’m happy to announce that my book, “Aspire to Lead”, won the 2022 Leadership Book Award from Speak Up Talk Radio!  It is a great honor to get this kind of recognition and I really appreciate all your support! The book is available for purchase on Amazon.  

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