Bradlee W. Skinner

It is truly amazing to see what can happen when you surround yourself with those who are determined to see you succeed and rid yourself of those who are hoping to see you fail.”

Bradlee W. Skinner is an educational thought leader, entertainer, former administrator, author, playwright, perspective giving speaker, and an expert in school culture and climate.   He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality.  Bradlee was recognized as the 2018 Wyoming Theatre Director of the Year; the current District Teacher of the Year, and in summer of 2019 Bradlee was honored by the Jostens company as their National Educator of the Year. Bradlee is the host of “The Stark Realization” Podcast, and co-host of the web series, “The Empower Half Hour” both focusing on current trends and best practices in the world of education. And Bradlee recently added movie producer to his resume with his first film hitting theaters later this summer. Bradlee openly shares his knowledge, experiences and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff and communities throughout the country about how to think differently about schools, education, and life. Focussing on positive school culture and climate, determination, grit, and social-emotional learning. Bradlee currently lives in Southwest Wyoming with his wife, Melissa and their three daughters.

Keynote Address Wyoming State Thespian Festival

Bradlee W. Skinner delivers the keynote address at the closing ceremonies of the Wyoming State Thespian Festival on the campus of the University of Wyoming.



The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.

William Bennett