John Schembari
Senior Educational Consultant
jschembari@teachingmatters.org

John Schembari comes to Teaching Matters as an educational consultant with diversified education management experiences in the implementation of transformational school leadership, strategic action planning, and instructional best-in-class practices particularly around cross-content pedagogy and literacy development. Having served as leadership development facilitator with New Visions for Public Schools and as national director of professional learning with the Cristo Rey School Network, Schembari is well-versed in acting as a thought partner to school leadership and teacher teams when establishing collaborative data-driven decision making processes, implementing high impact instructional strategies that promote academic rigor, developing college benchmark aligned curriculum and assessments on which to measure learning outcomes, and in incorporating the use of technology that personalizes learning for all students. As a founding school principal, district level chief academic officer, and accreditation monitor with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Schembari also has organized national professional development trainings for teachers and leaders while facilitating the scaling out of evidence based school quality review/assurance protocols and procedures.