John Schembari, Ed.D., coaches nationally on issues related to teacher quality and school improvement. Specific areas of consulting include school culture, social-emotional learning, best-in-class teaching pedagogy across subject areas, literacy, and leadership development. Prior to serving as a consultant, John had various roles in education such as founding principal, district director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, and national director of teacher/leader development within a large charter school network. He enjoys serving regularly as a thought collaborator on LinkedIn and at conferences, as a guest on various education themed podcasts, and as a contributing author on the Work It Daily online career growth platform. John strongly believes that, for students to thrive academically, students also need to be seen wholistically and, as such, supported socially and emotionally.