Albert E. Johnson-Mussad, Ph.D.

Albert Mussad
Category: 
Staff, Faculty
Program (What area of CES): 
Professional Development
Position: 
Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Consultant
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5945
Email: 
ajohnsonmussad@collaborative.org

Albert E. Johnson-Mussad, Ph.D., serves as a Leadership and Instruction Continuous Improvement Specialist at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES). 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. Johnson-Mussad coaches leaders and teachers, and provides technical assistance (e.g., strategic planning, curriculum development, educational program evaluation). He is a seasoned K-12 teacher and instructional leader who has worked with central office and school-based administrators to increase opportunity and  achievement for both vulnerable learners and high-achieving learners. 

Dr. Johnson-Mussad led the training-of-trainers component of DESE's Leading Educational Access Project (LEAP) to improve outcomes for students in poverty. Albert presented on teaching students in poverty at the 2019 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, and he facilitated an intensive institute on this topic as part of the 2019 Anchorage, Alaska School District Summer Academy.  Albert was a guest of the Wyoming Department of Education to lead sessions on instructional leadership, English learner education, and improving outcomes for students in poverty at their 2018 Summer Technical Assistance Retreat.  Albert served as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and also in the role of elementary school principal. He is currently supporting rural and urban schools to improve student outcomes.

Albert is the co-author, with CES colleague Dr. Laurel Peltier, of Responsive Collaboration for IEP and 504 Teams (Corwin, 2022). This handbook provides tools and resources for parents/caregivers, teachers, administrators and related services professionals who advocate for striving learners through IEP and 504 processes.