Dr. Matthew X. Joseph
“I am driven to make an impact on education by encouraging administrators and educators to discover their authentic self and turn potential into power. Be unapologetically YOU!”
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 public education capacities over his 27 years in the field. Experiences such as the 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. These opportunities have led to two books, 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.
Throughout his career, Matt focused on what is in students’ best interest and pushing the limits to achieve excellence in schools. He is an instructional leader continually looking for student and school improvement while building community and continued teacher improvement. He is passionate about building a collaborative school culture, creating a school of learners utilizing 21st-century instructional tools, and developing student voice.
He is the author of Power of Us: Creating Collaborative Schools and co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Mentorship in Education. Matt additionally hosts two podcasts. You can catch Mentor Round Table web series Sunday nights 8:30PM where educators from across the country gather to support new educators to the field. Additionally, Matt hosts “You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up” podcasts where educators share stories from the field and laugh together at the amazing happenings in education.
What Drives You
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats