EdStories was my foray into the podcasting world. I did it for about a year and half, and all the episodes are below. It was really fun to learn the format and talk with people I wouldn't otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. I'm sure there will be more episodes in the future.

EdStories can be heard using the links below and on the following podcast apps: 

EdStories #19 - Dr. Josh Rittenberg

Dr. Josh Rittenberg is a doctor and owner/operator of East Avenue Chiropractic in Rochester, NY. Learn more about his practice at and don't forget to subscribe to EdStories wherever you get your podcasts! Music: moe. - Happy Hour Hero


EdStories #18 - Peter Conners

Peter Conners is a poet and author in Rochester, NY. His new book, Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall, is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever books are sold. For all promotional events and information about the book, search Cornell '77 or find Peter on Facebook. Music: The Grateful Dead - Lazy Lightning

EdStories #17 - Jeff "Woody" Woodruff

Jeff "Woody" Woodruff is a radio producer and musician in Rochester, NY. For the past 9 years he has been co-host and producer of the Sunday Night Shakedown on 98.9FM, playing and promoting local music from in and around Rochester. Follow the show on Twitter @shakedown989 or search it on Facebook. For more EdStories visit the podcast site Music - Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People - Blow Out The Sun


EdStories #16 - Derek Warren

Derek Warren is an assistant principal in the Greece Central School District. Follow him on Twitter @DWarren529 Music: Bob Dylan - Main Title Theme (Billy)


Archived Episodes

Edstories #15 - Dr. Kevin McGowan

Dr. Kevin McGowan is the Superintendent of the Brighton Central School District. Home to roughly 4,000 students, BCSD is continually recognized as one of the most desirable school districts in New York State. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KCMcgowan Music: Soweto Gospel Choir - Pride (In the name of love)

EdStories #14 - Melisza Campos

Melisza Campos is the Vice President of Operations & Instruction for the Dale Carnegie Rochester office, regarded nationally as one of the company's top trainers. In addition, she served 8 years on the Rochester CSD Board of Education and is a visiting professor at RIT. Follow Melisza on Twitter @meliszacampos. Music: Birds of Tokyo - Lanterns

EdStories #13 - Don BArtalo

Don Bartalo is an instructional coach, playwright, director, and actor in Rochester, NY. He's also the former Superintendent of the Dansville School District. Don's book, Closing the Teaching Gap, is available at, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers. Music: The DuPont Brothers - Empty Cases

Dr. Jeff Linn is the chair of the Educational Administration Department at the College at Brockport. He is also on the steering committee of Great Schools for All in Rochester, NY. Learn more are Music: The Shins - No Way Down

Chris Widmaier is a science teacher in the Rochester CSD and a 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient. He's also co-founder of the Rochester Teacher Empowerment Network. Learn more at or search them on Facebook. Follow Chris on Twitter @MrWidmaier Music: The Grateful Dead - Sugaree 

Jeff "Oz" Osborne and Jay Nichols are co-owners of the Stoneyard Brewing Company in Brockport, NY. Learn more at - you can see their events and menu on FB and Twitter

Veronica Volk is a reporter/producer for WXXI News in Rochester, NY. Her acclaimed podcast Finding Tammy Jo can be found at and follow her on Twitter @VeronicaWXXI

Kathy Graupman is the Superintendent of the Greece Central School District. Greece is the 9th largest school district in New York State, housing 17 schools and over 11,000 students. Learn more and follow Kathy on Twitter @GCSDsuper

Tom DeRoller is a Development Manager for the American Diabetes Association in Rochester, NY. Find out more about his big eventat and Rochester Tour de Cure on Facebook. Follow ADA on Twitter at @ADARochester . 

Lauren Spiker is the founder and Executive Director of 13Thirty Cancer Connect, a foundation that supports adolescents and young adults living with cancer in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. Learn more at                                                     

Dr. Matt Buffan is a licensed chiropractor specializing in soft tissue therapies with a passion for helping patients reach optimal health and achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Learn more at . Follow EdStories on Twitter @EdStories585

David Mammano's mission in life is to help people realize their highest potential. He is the founder and CEO of the Next Step Education Group and the Avanti Summit. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter @davidmammano

Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based indie-folk-americana duo. Their new album, A Riddle for You, will be available at in June 2016. Follow them on Twitter @DuPontBrothers                                    

Justin Murphy covers k-12 education in the Rochester, NY area for the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. Find out more at and follow him on Twitter @CitizenMurphy. Don't forget to subscribe and review EdStories on iTunes!

David Brickman is a professional violinist and owner of the bodymind Float Center in Rochester, NY. Learn more at and don't forget to follow EdStories on Twitter                                                                                            


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