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Paul F. Toner is the Executive Director of Teach Plus Massachusetts and education consultant. Paul is the former president of the 113,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), a position he held from 2010-2014. He was a strong advocate for members and worked with all partners to improve labor-management relations and focus on improving student achievement. During his tenure the MTA was an integral partner in developing the state RTTT application, new teacher evaluation frameworks and new curriculum standards. Toner taught middle school social studies in Cambridge, MA and was elected president of the Cambridge Teachers Association. As leader of the CTA, he negotiated contracts and resolved grievances and collaborated with the administration to develop an alternative high school program, a public Montessori School, two expanded learning time schools and a new educator evaluation system. Toner graduated from Boston University with a BA in political science and international relations. He received his MEd from the University of Massachusetts and his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Grace and Jack. He is a member of the Aspen Teacher Leaders Fellowship and a current Broad Academy Fellow.