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264: Interview with John Schembari
2nd May 2022 • Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast • Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network
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John Schembari shares about his journey within the education world. He discusses what it takes to be a true teacher leader and how you can leverage past experiences to add value to your teacher leadership journey.

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  • A true leader understands that it’s about empowering the community, not necessarily empowering themselves.

  • We cannot do this alone. It requires all of us to step up and give our best.

  • Educators throughout time have had similar concerns and stress… take comfort in that.

  • You can have all the content knowledge in the world but if you can’t transmit it or get other people interested in it, you can’t teach. 

  • Sometimes you just need the right person to say the right thing at the right time.

  • You have to help raise and grow people first and then everything else comes.

  • That ignites my passion, to see the spread of good things. Not bad things. 

About John:

Dr. John Schembari is an Improvement Coach through which he supports teachers and school leaders by performing on site evaluations, identifying data informed trends, reviewing curriculum/assessment materials, creating improvement plans, coaching individuals one-on-one, developing and delivering group trainings to educators, and implementing evidence-based instructional strategies that improve teaching practices and increase student learning. John’s areas of specific interest include the facilitation of professional learning communities and educator affinity networks, implementation of project-based learning, and the development of teaching practices that promote student engagement, equity, and inclusion. Prior to his time as a consultant, he served as a middle school teacher, high school social studies teacher, founding high school principal, K-12 district CAO, leadership development facilitator, and as national director of teacher and school leader learning. John also has lived/worked internationally in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and The United Kingdom, and, occasionally, performs on site reviews of American curriculum schools in The United Arab Emirates. Raised in New Jersey, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington (VA), his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh (PA), his second master’s degree in educational supervision from Montclair State University (NJ), and his doctorate in educational leadership from Seton Hall University (NJ).

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