Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is currently the director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Leicester Public Schools. He has been a school and district leader in many capacities in public education over his 27 years in the field. Experiences such as director of digital learning and innovation, elementary school principal, classroom teacher, and district professional development specialist have provided Matt incredible insights on how to best support teaching and learning and led to nationally published articles and opportunities to speak at multiple state and national events. His master’s degree is in special education and his Ed.D. in educational leadership is from Boston College. He is the author of Power of Us: Creating Collaborative Schools and co-author of Modern Mentor: Reimagining Mentorship in Education.