The School of Education and Human
St. John's University
"I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is
my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were
great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the
mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of
the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
According to to the online resource
expertise is skillfulness by virtue of possessing
special knowledge. Over the course of a thirty year career
as a teacher of English and a staff developer, I have gained
expertise in several important areas of learning and
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I have always remained available to
support colleagues in their learning as I have been
available for assistance to SJU
cohort two members. My pleasure has always been to help
colleagues with technology skills; writing, revising, and
editing; curriculum and professional development, or
personal matters that involve group dynamics and
communication. Colleagues, cohort members, and friends know
that my expertise is always clearly communicated and freely
available accompanied by friendliness, humor, and caring.
The St. John's University Educational
Leadership program has clarified for me the history and
progression of my learning throughout my career and its
connection to my self, my values and beliefs, and my work.
During the doctoral course of study, I also enrolled in
courses to complete the requirements for New York State
School District Administrator including an administrative
internship. I received the SDA certificate during the summer
of 2004 before I began my thirtieth year as a classroom
Please click to view a
subweb of expertise
pertaining to my work as a expert in technology education,
and as a teacher leader.
Graphic (PDF) of my personal
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Expertise also may be understood by examining the
Toyota model for a work and learning culture. One
develops expertise through careful examination and
re-examination of a work or learning process using a scientific method
of question, study and reflection.
(Spear & Bowen, 1999). Colleagues expect competence in
expertise from each other and especially from leaders which
enables relational trust (Bryk & Schneider, 2002). Sharing
one's skillfulness, one's special knowledge, requires a
subtle design plan that will purposefully communicate care
for a vision founded on strong values and beliefs (Senge,
Kai means to change; Zen means to improve. Together they
suggest continuous change for the better. Kaizen means
breaking apart the current situation, analyzing it, and
quickly putting it back together to make it better.
"Teaching should be such that what is offered is
perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
The W. Edwards Deming
Edwards Deming Institute® is a nonprofit organization that
was founded in 1993 by noted consultant Dr. W. Edwards
Deming. The aim of the Institute is to foster understanding
Deming System of Profound Knowledge™ to advance
commerce, prosperity and peace."
"Participation in The W. Edwards Deming Institute® means
that we share Dr. Deming's vision of a better world. We
participate because we strive, with joy, to carry on the
work that he began. We seek to conduct ourselves in a manner
consistent with his high moral and ethical standards,
professional and personal integrity, and commitment to
lifelong learning. We do this solely from our dedication to
the philosophy and values of Dr. Deming and our belief that
together, with humility, we can and will make a difference
in the quality of life for everyone." (Retrieved on November
4, 2002 from
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