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!"

Here's a quick hit of Rock Star Awesomeness that the Downingtown Area School District Principals were treated to after a Twitter Boot Camp delivered by the Rock Stars!

Direct download: RSP-DASD.m4a
Category:Twitter -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

The Rock Star Principals are mixing things up and giving you an eclectic variety of segments this week!  Be prepared for the following:

  • "How to Create Effective Homework" by Holly Korbey (@HKorbey) from KQED (@KQED)
    • The Rock Stars review this well written argue and present some controversial thinking on the topic of homework!  How is it controversial?  Well, let's just say that the Rock Stars aren't buying into the 'homework hype.' Alfie Kohn is referenced (@AlfieKohn)
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: The Thundercats (1980's)
  • Church of Whitaker: #11 What Great Principals Do Differently
    • #11 discusses "Loyalty" and its importance for school leaders!  The Rock Stars talk about "I" versus "We," Level 5 Leadership (Jim Collins from Good to Great), and Millersville University (@millersvilleu)
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: NAESSP (@NAESSP)
  • TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 4
    • The Rock Stars talk "Walking Dead" (@WalkingDead_AMC) and make a plug to get Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), host of "Talking Dead" (AMCTalkingDead) on the Podcast!  Fear us, Chris!
  • NEW Segment: "Rock Star Music"
    • Tonight we feature our very own Michael Indeglio (@mikeyi99) and his tune, "Lorraine-Spin Around!"  Love it up, @JerseyBoysInfo and @BroadwayWorld @Broadwaycom!!!

Rock on with twisted steel and school appeal!!!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_16.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

What is the world saying about the Rock Star Principals' Podcast?  Listen to this short clip to hear about the latest craze sweeping the nation (along with Canada, Japan, the UK, and More)!  After hearing the clip, we know you'll want to find us and enjoy all aspects of the awesome-sauce that is the RSP World!!!  So how can you follow the 2 middle school principals from PA with an overload of twisted steel and school appeal?  Just see below:

  • Just go to your Google Search Engine and Type in "Rock Star Principals"
  • Go into the iTunes Store and type "Rock Star Principals" in the search bar.  We're under Podcasts in Education-K12! (Be sure to leave us a 5 star rating)
  • Visit our Official Webpage:
  • Follow us on Twitter: @rckstrprincipal
  • Search for the "Rock Star Principals" in the Facebook search bar!
  • We're on Blogger at
  • We're also on Wordpress at
  • Check out the hoity toity profile on LinkedIn!
  • We have a YouTube Channel (with nothing on it) - Just type in: Rock Star Principals' Podcast
  • And we're on Vine!
  • You can also reach out to us by email:

The Rock Stars discuss all topics related to the Principal-ship in K-12 education!  And that's not all!  All of our eclectic tastes and pop culture fascination comes alive during the Podcast!  Listen at home, on your drive to work, at work (maybe not), on the drive home from work, while you work out, and as you drift to sleep at night!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_-_What_the_World_is_Saying.m4a
Category:Commercial -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Episode 15 has hit the airwaves with all kinds of Rock Star good-ness!  Check out the following:

  • "Why Do Teachers Quit" by Liz Riggs (@Riggser) from the Atlantic (work by RIchard Ingersoll cited)
    • Ingersoll and University of Pennsylvania (@PennGSE)
    • Dan Pink (@DanielPink) motivation discussed
    • Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker) on how we should view our own profession
    • How the Associations and Unions can help...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Honeycomb Cereal
  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #10 (and debrief from interview)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Happy Meal Guys from McDonald's
  • A Kindred Spirit: Bat Dad (@BatDadVine)

Enjoy with twisted steel and school appeal!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_15_11.7.2013.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:44am EST

RSP Needs Your Ratings in the iTunes Store! Please Help Us 'Rock On!'

Dearest Rock Stars,

We need your help with the Rock Star Principals' Podcast in the iTunes Store!  If you could could leave us a quick "Rating" (or even a longer "Review"), we'd be eternally grateful.  It's easy to do!  Just see the steps below:

If you are enjoying the podcast, please take a second to help us spread the word with a review!  It would mean a lot to us! Thanks in advance!

Category:Commercial -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

The long awaited Episode 14 is here with nationally celebrated educational author, Dr. Todd Whitaker!  Jon and Nick had the awesome opportunity to interview Dr. Whitaker prior to his Keynote Address at the PAESSP (Pennsylvania Association for Elementary and Secondary School Principals) Conference held in State College, PA!  This episode features all of the following awesomeness:

  • Interview with Dr. Todd Whitaker
    • What do your best people think?
    • Shifting the Money
    • The Importance of Hiring
    • Threats and Challenges in the Principalship
    • Staying Fresh on the Job
    • What "level" is Dr. Whitaker's favorite?
    • What super-powers would Todd choose? (the answer may surprise you)
    • A certain World Series a few years ago...
    • Along the way, a mention or two for Geoff Colvin, Dan Pink, and Mike Schmoker...
  • Words from Our Fake Sponsors
    • Drug PSA - "I Learned It From Watching You"
    • DDP Yoga

Do not miss this episode!  Tell everyone on Earth!  Shout it from the Rooftops!  And keep it real with twisted steel and school appeal!!!


Episode 14 of the RSP Podcast will be released at Noon EST on November 2nd!  This is the highly anticipated episode where the Rock Star Principals interview an educational juggernaut, Dr. Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker)!  Here's a snippet!

Direct download: RSP-Episode_14-Whitaker_Teaser.m4a
Category:Commercial -- posted at: 12:43am EST

How Can I Tune In to the Rock Star Principals' Podcast?

It's as easy as 1-2-3 to follow the Rock Star Principals' Podcast!  You can:

  • Just "Google" - Rock Star Principals
  • Official Webpage:
  • Twitter: @rckstrprincipal
  • Facebook: Type "Rock Star Principals" in the Search Page
  • Blogger:
  • WordPress:

Spread the word about this awesome educational (and funny) podcast!

Category:Commercial -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Lucky Number 13 "hits the shelves" a day early because it is just too big to contain!  The Boss and The Doctor are thrilled to have a passionate, witty, intelligent, and dedicated author join the podcast today for a slam-bang interview! Tune in for:

  • An exclusive interview with Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher), author of "He's the Weird Teacher," who covers an incredible range of topics that include:
    • "Park and Bark" Teaching
    • Batman (@BatmanArkham)
    • Reaching Students
    • Pacific Rim (@PacificRim)
    • Dr. Seuss
    • Hellboy
    • Restorative Practices (@iirpgradschool)
    • Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real)
    • What Teachers Want from Administrators
    • Nick Nolte in the 80's film, "Teachers"
    • Favorite Costumes
    • Empathy
    • and much, much more...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Chuck E. Cheese (@chuckecheese)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: DDP Yoga (@DDPYoga and @RealDDP)

Special thanks to both Doug for his time and our Producer, Mike Indeglio (@mikeyi99) for making tonight's episode possible!  Keep it real with "twisted steel and school appeal!"

Direct download: Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_13.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

The Rock Stars unveil episode 12 as they "hang and bang" with all the Principal Rock Stars at the PAESSP Conference in State College, PA!  Episode 12 features:

  • The final part of the Dr. Dina Wert interview...Pennsylvania's Nationally Distinguished Principal for 2013!
  • The Church of Whitaker #9

Get on board the "Crazy Train" and check it out!!!

Direct download: Rcok_Star_Principals_Podcast_Episode_12.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm EST