Council Chair, Executive Director of Teach Plus, Massachusetts
Paul F. Toner, a middle school social studies teacher, lawyer, and former teacher union leader, has dedicated his career to seeking collaborative, innovative solutions to improving public education. Toner is currently the Executive Director of Teach Plus Massachusetts, where he works to engage and elevate the voices of teachers in local, state, and national education policy. Prior to Teach Plus, he served as vice president and president of the 113,000 member Massachusetts Teachers Association and as president of the Cambridge Teachers Association. Toner is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, a Pahara-Aspen Teacher Leader Fellow, and member of the Broad Academy class of 2017.