From Delivering Pizzas to Delivering Keynote Addresses


Bradlee W. Skinner, a.k.a. Phony Stark, is an educational thought leader, former assistant principal, playwright, author, 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 Wyoming Theatre Director of the Year for 2018, is the current District Teacher of the Year for his school district, and this past summer was recognized by the Jostens company as their National Educator of the Year.


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.


Book Bradlee to speak at your school and hear how he went from Delivering Pizzas to Delivering Keynote Address. Your students will thank you.


Bradlee W. Skinner brings his years of experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, coach, director, and speaker along with his entertaining and positive attitude, to your school. Bradlee has taught students in multiple states and learned a great deal from each school district and state. Whether you are in need of professional development for your teachers and looking for the perfect speaker for an assembly with your students or an evening forum with parents, Bradlee is the speaker you need.


Get To Know Me

I’m an experienced professional educator and speaker based out of South West Wyoming.  My educational speaking includes; 

Professional Development sessions include; Standards Based Grading; A Fix for Broken Grades Practices; Culture and Climate; The Look of a Student Based School; Gamification for your Classroom; What Can You Do Differently To Make Your School Better; Fewer Cruise Ship Captains and More White Water Rafting Guides


Assemblies have included; Academic Pep Assemblies; Creating a Culture of Second and Third Chances; Make A Difference Today; You Are the Expert About You; and Know the Difference between Failing and Failure.

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What I can offer


"Fewer Cruise Ship Captains and More White Water Rafting Guides"

"Gamification: Super Charge Your Classroom Management"

"Fixing Broken Grading Practices: Grades are Like Skydiving"


"The Look of a Student Based School"


"Leadership: Leaders vs Bosses"


"You Want New Ideas?...I Got New Ideas"

"How the Arts Save Lives"


"Know the Difference Between Failing and Failure"


"You are the Expert at Being You"


"Positivity: No Such Thing as Too Much"


"Make a Difference Today"







Bradlee's background of acting, stand-up comedy, and writing brings the perfect blend and laughs and logic to the stage when he's in front of your students.



If you want your students uplifted and inspired to be the best versions of themselves, and make your school the best it can be, then scroll down and book now.



Not everything in Bradlee's life has been rainbows and unicorns. Bradlee has been dealt his fair share of loss, His speaking engagements also include the sharing of some heart felt loss and love and why teachers are the unsung heroes of America


What I’ve Learned

 Education  Administration


Bradlee moved onto education administration and completed his coursework and internships ranked at the top of his cohort. He specializes in school culture and climate along with discipline and behavior intervention. Bradlee has extensive training in school safety, climate improvement, positive behavior strategies, and gamification of classroom management.

Master of Arts in Education: English Instruction


Bradlee received his Master's degree in English Instruction, with Summa Cum Laude distinction, specializing in British and Shakespearean Literature, and American Literature and has taught various Language Arts courses for the past 13 years.

Master of Fine Arts: 

Art Administration


Graduating with Summa Cum Laude distinction Bradlee gained further skills and understanding of how to run a successful Performing Arts Department in his school. Bradlee has been the Department Head or Chair for the Performing Arts Department at three high schools with tremendous success, improved production quality, and increased number of students being accepted into performance arts programs at the next level and going on the careers in the performance field.


Completing his undergraduate work with Magna Cum Laude distinction, Bradlee starred in several main stage productions and films including lead roles in both musicals and plays while simultaneously competing for three years nationally on the collegiate Ballroom Dance circuit in both Latin and Standard dances. During this time Bradlee also worked professionally for six seasons at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Bachelor of Science:

Theatre - Acting and Directing Communication

Theatre Education


"Our students are always trying to tell us something. The real question is; are we willing to truly listen?"

Bradlee W. Skinner


Quotes from educators and students familiar with Bradlee W. Skinner's work.

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NFL Quarterback


Superbowl MVP, 2010

AP Male Athlete of the Year, 2010

"Truly Bradlee W. Skinner is a man of good character, a student of fair ability, with ambitious purposes, a congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honor and a deep sense of personal responsibility. I am pleased to recommend Bradlee, who like me understands that the truth is, you don't learn much from winning, but losing can make you a lot stronger. I am honored to call Bradlee my brother and know you will benefit from hearing his story. 'In Hoc'.".