Episode 47: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

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Hey, Rockstars!

Today’s episode features an awesome Edu-Interview with Downingtown’s Supervisor of Professional Learning, Jen Saksa (@DASD_Profdev). Jen is a former high school teacher, assistant middle school principal, and elementary principal. Here’s these three discuss:

  • Professional Development and the need to differentiate for everyone…
  • Desire to shift the focus of what it was to what it should be…
  • Recognizing the needs and developmental stages of adult learners…
  • What works? PLC’s, Ed Camps, Action Research, Job Embedded Coaching, Mentoring, Social Media PLN’s, etc….
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Michael Fullan (@MichaelFullan1) and philosophy that “belief changes after behavior changes…”
  • Andrew Hargreaves, UBD, Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker), Shawn Achor (@shawnachor), Dan Pink (@danielpink), Malcolm Knowles (
  • Favorite John Hughes’ movie…
  • Favorite and least favorite representation of a principal in a movie…

This one is philosophy and Edu-Heavy!

Check out this episode!

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