The Rock Star Principals Podcast jams to all the latest and greatest in educational leadership! Join your hosts, "The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio as they bring a unique blend of humor, timely topics, and "real" talk each episode. They bring the "Principal Perspective" to a wide range of topics! Rock out with "twisted steel and school appeal!"
The Rock Star Principals Get Published in NAESP's March 2014 "Communicator"

Mr. Jon Ross and Dr. Nick Indeglio have an article on "Bring Your Own Device" Implementation in this month's issue of NAESP's monthly "Communicator." It's the March 2014, Volume 37, Issue 7 edition. You can read the article below by clicking:

NAESP "Communicator" - March 2014, Volume 37, Issue 7: "Green-Lighting BYOD"

If you are a principal or superintendent looking to get started in the exciting world of BYOD, Jon and Nick give you the most critical three initial steps to implementation. 

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Twitter: @rckstrprincipal


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Secrets of the Middle School Mafia: Lesson 3 - Bad News

"Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately." - Tom Hagen in "The Godfather"

The Rock Star Principals feature their third installment in the on-going segment detailing leadership lessons from famous Mob Movies. This week the talk includes:

  • Why immediacy is critical...
  • When to deliver news in person...
  • When to use email...
  • Networking with the right people...
  • Tricks of the trade...
  • and More...
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Good gosh! These guys are on a roll!

  • Article Review: 10 Signs You're Addicted to Failure by Tyler Basu (@TylerBasu)
    • Our special guest is Mike Indeglio (@mikeyi99)!
    • Blaming others, addiction to approval, fear of mistakes, addiction to drama, keeping bad company...
    • Positive People, Too: Brian Patrict Murphy (@olemissmurph)
    • Underwear and Toaster Strudels...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Bill Ziegler for President of PAESSP!
    • @DrBillZiegler @PAESSP
  • Secrets of the Middle School Mafia: Lesson 3: "Hearing Bad News Immediately"
    • Delivering Bad News, Receiving bad news, Tricks of the Trade
    • Email, Text, In-Person
    • Networking and "Good People"
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: The Rock Star Principals
    • Get everything on our webiste:
  • "Who Are the People in Your Twitterhood?"
    • @tallprincipal (Mike Allison)
    • @DrBobKa97 (Bob Salladino)
    • @lizdavis2 (Liz Davis)
Direct download: Episode_38-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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RSP Welcomes Fiji and Bermuda!

The Islands of Fiji and Bermuda are now listening to the Rock Star Principals' Podcast! Welcome aboard and thanks for joining the "Edu-lution!"

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#PAESSPChat Tonight at 8pm EST: Preparing for the PSSA!

Join @PAESSP @DrBillZiegler for #PAESSPChat tonight at 8pm EST for an important discussion on PSSA testing. Learn all about the best practices from leaders across the state, country, and throughout the world! Let's all boost our SPP scores by sharing what we do that works!

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"Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown."

"Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown." - Shakespeare (Henry IV)

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Lessons and fun abound in Episode 37 as the Rock Stars cover the bases from educational leadership to Broadway! Listen now for:

  • Secrets from the Middle School Mafia #2: "Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking."
    • When do you talk? When do you listen?
    • Stick with the decision. 
    • Pre-Meetings are key.
    • "Heavy is the head that wears the crown." (Adapted from Shakespeare)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Pepsi's "Godfather" Commercial
  • Maxwell's University of Leadership #8: Law of Intuition
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Rocky on Broadway 1st Look
  • RSP Preview Report: Rocky the Musical on Broadway
    • Special Guest: Michael Indeglio @mikeyi99
Direct download: Episode_37-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 36: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (3.2.2014)

The Rock Stars are rocking and rolling as Episode 36 brings the intensity to a whole new level!  Tune in now for the following awesomeness:

·       “The Middle School Mafia” Lessons in Leadership

o    Lesson I: “This is the business we’ve chosen…” (Hyman Roth from “Godfather II”)

§  We know what we signed up for and the history of education lets us know what’s come before and what will come again.

§  Crying and complaining is useless.

§  “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

§  Restorative Practices: @iirpgradschool – Identify things for what they actually are…

·       Commercial: “Who Are the People In Your Twitterhood”

o    @JRsBBQ – The Ross Report Podcast on @PodcastOne

o    @ahoff63 – Our DASD Colleague, Assistant Director of Pupil Services, Andrew Hoffert

o    @Chescomoms – A great resource for Moms in the PA Tri-County Area

·       The Maxwell University of Leadership-Law #9: The Law of Magnetism

o    Who you are is who you attract.

o    @DrWayneWDyer – “You do not attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

o    Lao-Tzu’s 4 Virtues: Reverence for life, natural sincerity, gentleness, and supportiveness

o    @coachjfranklin – New PSU Head Coach

o    New RSP Vocabulary: “Twitter-Bits” and “Mediocre-ness”

·       Commercial:

o    Everything RSP is on

o    Or our mobile site at

·       Wrestling Wisdom

o    @AngryWrestleVet give us Rule 1: “Always show respect to those who paved the road for current and future generations…”

§  “Walking in the footsteps of giants…”

§  Don Eichorn, @JohnCena, @steveaustinbsr, John Monahan

Episode 36 has everything you’d expect and tons of stuff you’d never expect! Don’t wait! Eat, sleep rock, repeat!

Direct download: Episode_36-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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