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!"

RSP is back with a Thanksgiving themed Episode 90. RSP Interviews Pickering Valley Elementary School Principal, Joe Fernandes, whose school recently won the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award!

  • Nick and Joe discuss the National Blue Ribbon Award process, how to hire child-centered teachers, and how to maintain longevity in the principalship. Find Joe and Pickering Valley at
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: StoveTop Stuffing
  • Gratitude Segment with Bella (age 8) and Tootie (age 7)
Direct download: Episode_90-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

RSP interviews the always awesome Tom Murray ( where the crew talks about the value of personalized professional development,, and more #Edu-Awesomeness.

Direct download: Episode_89-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

RSP was live at the #DETC16 (Downingtown Educational Technology Conference 2016) and held a live panel interview with top presenters, Dayna Laur (, Aaron Sams (, and Trisha Craig ( The crew discusses the importance of personalized professional development and more!

Direct download: Episode_88-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

Episode 87: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Welcome to Episode 86 of the Rock Star Principals' Podcast which celebrates National Principals' Month (#thankaprincipal) by featuring a panel of elementary, middle, and high school principals sharing their thoughts on what the most important part of being a principal is and why!

Then the Rock Stars spin a blast from the past from Young MC! You might recall his second hit, "The Principals' Office," which is available on Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, and More! 

Remember to tune in on Twitter on October 13th from 8:45pm-9:30pm EST to focus on "Principal Inspiration" as we honor principals! Use the #thankaprincipal and #RSPIndeglio

Direct download: Episode_87-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

Episode 86: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

It's National Principals' Month! RSP is celebrating with with a chance to #thankaprincipal and win an incredible grand prize!

#thankaprincipal by tweeting/instagramming/facebooking your favorite Principal story/mentor/etc to #thankaprincipal and #RSPIndeglio between now and October 18th!

Then join our Live Twitter chat on 10/13 from 8:45-9:30pm EST. Our overall favorite submission will win the @ddpyoga Combo Pack ($80 retail value) and a chance to appear on our podcast! As always, a big thanks to our friend, @realddp, for supporting education through his amazing fitness program!

@nassp @rckstrprincipal @NAESP

Direct download: Episode_86-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Jon and Nick are back with some awesome segments on a steamy Sunday morning!

  • Article Review: "5 Questions for Diners Making the Digital Switch" by Jackie Berg (@jbergnyc) from @Olo (Digital Ordering Done Right)
    • "How does your customer base currently interact with your digital brand?"
    • 5 Levers for Change
      • Make it understood
      • Make it desirable
      • Make it rewarding
      • Make it habit
    • "Cemetary Effect" and traditional schools still abound (thanks to @thomascmurray from
    • Atari and "Combat"
    • What happens when CyberSchools finally get the formula right?
    • Digital Natives and Social Media v. Digital Immigrants and Old School Media
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: @CNN @jaketapper
  • RSP Pop Culture Segment: Summer Movies and Summer Olympics
    • Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, Secret Life of Pets, and more...
    • Michael Phelps, Women's Soccer, Heptathlon, Women's Gymnastics
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor:
    • Motivate. Focus. Achieve. Inspire. Reach all your goals and set the pace for others with Dr. Indeglio as we explore social, emotional, and physical growth through real life experiences.
    • At one time or another, Dr. Indeglio was (or still is) a principal, track coach, dad, collegiate mascot, professional wrestler, friend, special education teacher, personal trainer, marathoner, son, cyler, adjunct university professor, weight lifter, brother, doctor, cheerleader, beginning powerlifter, podcaster, actor, puppeteer, and more.
Direct download: Episode_85-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:12am EST

Episode 84: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast - DETC 2016

DETC 16:

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Welcome to the First Annual DETC (Downingtown Educational Technology Conference).  This conference is designed for all K-12 teachers and administrators.  Held at the Downingtown STEM Academy, educators are encouraged to bring their expertise, ideas, and curiosity. Educators who attend this event will be eligible for Act 48 credit. 

Calling All Presenters:

Interested in sharing or presenting at DETC 16, please complete the DETC Presenter Interest Form.  Applications will be accepted until July 15th.  Presenters that are chosen will receive 50% off the registration fee. 

Opening Keynote: Tom Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC.

He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, and was recently named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the 2015 Bammy Awards.

Direct download: Episode_84-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

Episode 83: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Jon and Nick return interviewing the #DigiAwesome Thomas C. Murray from Join this heavyweight trio as they discuss the Future Ready Framework, educational politics, and what's best for students all around the country. It's a can't miss episode!

Direct download: Episode_83-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

In a super special segment that became its own episode, Jon and Nick spontaneously pick their top four favorite "quotists." They countdown one-by-one and discuss the person behind the quotes, the meaning of the quotes, and the impact each has had on the Rock Stars' lives. This is a "can't miss" edition of RSP!

Jon's List

  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Atticus Finch

Nick's List

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Og Mandino
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Jim Rohn
Direct download: Episode_82-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Episode 81 of RSP features:

  • Article Review: "Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science" by Emmanuel Felton (@emmanuelfelton) from EdWeek
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Chuck E Cheese
  • RSP Advice on Battling End of Year Fatigue
    • "Successive Combative Syndrome"
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques: De-Catastrophizing
    • Cartoon Character Imagery
Direct download: Episode_81-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:02am EST

"The Boss" Jon Ross and the "Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio bring you two cool segments today.

The first focuses on an article from KQED titled, "10 Realities About Bullying at School and Online" by Linda Flanagan Twitter @LindaFlanagan2. Jon and Nick talk about the dangers of labeling everything as bullying as they go through the salient points of the article.

RSP's Pop Culture Segment looks at all the #Batman movies in the modern era from the 1960's until today. It's a fun review of Jon's favorite superhero on the big screen.

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RSP is also utilizing Facebook Video for exclusive content. Check it out!

Direct download: Episode_80-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:55am EST

The Rock Star principals are back after a brief hiatus. Episode 79 is a super-sized awesome bit for our fans who have missed us. Well, maybe no one missed us. But we missed you!

  • Article Review: Procrastination from "Business Insider" by Rachel Gillett (@RGillett23)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Varidesk the Standing Desk (@Varidesk) #JonWantsVaridesk
  • RSP Debate - Forgiveness
    • Jon and Nick do battle on the topic of "forgiveness."
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Hasbro's Transformers Ultra-Magnus
  • Article Review from - Pros and Cons of Middle School by Captain Awesome
  • Movie Review: Batman v. Superman - Dawn of Justice
Direct download: Episode_79-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Jon and Nick usher in 2016 with an awesome episode available via audio podcast and via their YouTube Channel!

  • From NPR Ed, "6 Education Stories to Watch in 2016," by Claudio Sanchez
    • Jon and Nick discuss the relevance of the article's choices of hot topics in 2016!
  • From ASCD, "Five Habits that Hurt Teacher Motivation" by Roxanne Elden
    • The Rock Stars offer their take on these GTD style habits and suggestions.
  • RSP Pop Culture Review: Netflix's "Making a Murderer"
    • Wow. Just wow.
Direct download: Episode_78-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 6:16pm EST