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Senior Director of National Policy, Partnerships and Northeast Region

Paul F. Toner is the Senior Director of National Policy, Partnerships and Northeast Region, supporting national policy and partnerships and leads teacher leadership fellowships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Paul joined Teach Plus from Cambridge Strategic Partnerships, LLC, an education consulting firm where he served as president. Prior to that, he served as vice president and president of the 113,000 member Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) from 2006 to 2014, and of the Cambridge Teachers Association from 2001 to 2006.  A middle school social studies teacher, lawyer, and former teacher union leader, Paul dedicated his career to seeking collaborative, innovative solutions to improving public education.  
Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the Education Commission of the States, and the Line Editorial Advisory Board.  He was a participant in Governor Deval Patrick’s Readiness Project and served on Governor Charles Baker’s Education Transition Committee. He has served on numerous state and national education committees and task forces. Paul is a Pahara-Aspen Teacher Leader Fellow and graduate of the Broad Academy class of 2017.
Paul graduated from Boston University's College of Liberal Arts with a BA in political science and international relations. He holds an MA in secondary education from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.