Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

The Curriculum Leaders' Network addresses timely issues related to curriculum, instruction and assessment in PK-12 educational programs. Members pose questions, share resources and find solutions to problems of practice in the leadership of learning for improved student outcomes. 

This network typically convenes on a Friday afternoon each month between September and May; additional opportunities for collaborative thinking and problem solving are made available in response to compelling needs. Regular attendance contributes to lively thinking partnership in each meeting.

2020-2021 School Year

Due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure and the on-going pandemic health crisis, Library/Media Specialist PLC meetings will be held remotely using Zoom. Normally, in-person meetings are held at the main CES Offices at 97 Hawley Street in Northampton. We value the in-person experience and will balance this preference with safety concerns. When the public health situation changes, we will work as a group to develop a plan for returning to in-person sessions. 

The first session of the 2020-2021 School Year will be held via Zoom on Friday, September 18th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The following sessions will be scheduled as a group.


The work of this group does not confer PDPs.

PLC Cancellations

Cancellations will be communicated by the facilitator by email before noon on the day of the meeting. Please check your email before the meeting to confirm that there has not been a cancellation.


Please register online, and the Zoom link for the PG sessions will be shared by the facilitator. 

All questions about this learning community should be directed to the PG Facilitator, Albert Mussad at


  • Albert Mussad

    Albert E. Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Specialist at the Collaborative for Educational Services. He travels nationally to facilitate professional development for school leaders, teachers and other licensed educators in instructional leadership; English learner education; world language and bilingual education; adolescent literacy education; and improving outcomes for students in poverty. Dr. Mussad is a seasoned K-12 teacher and curriculum leader who has worked with central office and school-based administrators to increase opportunity and  achievement for both vulnerable learners and high-achieving learners. He has facilitated professional development, provided individualized leadership and instructional coaching, and evaluated educational programs to provide actionable recommendations and implementation assistance.