The Partnership’s Governing Board is led by a cross‐section of Massachusetts leaders in K12 and higher education and labor‐management relations.
Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the founding Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. As part of his work, Bluestone spends a considerable amount of time consulting with trade unions, with industry groups, and with various federal and state government agencies. In 2011, he co-authored, with Thomas A. Kochan, a Boston Foundation-sponsored whitepaper entitled, Toward a New Grand Bargain: Collaborative Approaches to Labor-Management Reform in Massachusetts.
Chad d’Entremont is Executive Director of the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. He began his career as a teacher, serving high needs students in both urban and rural settings. He is the former assistant director of a nationally-renowned research center at Teachers College, Columbia University and, from 2007-2011, was the research and policy director at Strategies for Children. More recently, he managed Massachusetts’ successful application for a $50 million Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge award.
Thomas J. Gosnell is President of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts. Prior to becoming AFT Massachusetts president, Gosnell was Vice President of the Boston Teachers Union and a member of its Executive Board. He is a former Latin teacher.
Thomas A. Kochan
Sloan School of Management/Institute for Work and Employment Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thomas A. Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor of Work and Employment Relations at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. His 2005 book, Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families’ Agenda for America lays out a progressive strategy for restoring dignity to work and updating national policies to meet the needs of today’s working families. In 2011, he co-authored, with Barry Bluestone, a Boston Foundation-sponsored whitepaper entitled, Toward a New Grand Bargain: Collaborative Approaches to Labor-Management Reform in Massachusetts.
Glenn S. Koocher has been Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for twelve years. In this position, he advises and trains locally elected school board members in roles and responsibilities, including collective bargaining. He served on the Cambridge School Committee from 1974 -1986 during which he was directly involved in the negotiation of more than two dozen collective bargaining agreements with school district personnel.
Monica R. Lamboy serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining the Collins Center, Ms. Lamboy served as Executive Director of the City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development. Lamboy has extensive experience in long-range and strategic planning, public sector administration and budgeting, organizational change and development, program design, legislative drafting and ordinance implementation.
Tom Scott is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, serving since 2003. The first position he held was as a teacher/house master at the North Chelmsford Training School for adjudicated youth. An educator for 43 years, Tom served in the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School districts for 29 years (1969-1998) as a teacher, guidance counselor, principal and superintendent of schools. He was Executive Director of the EDCO Collaborative from 1998-2003.
Paul F. Toner is president of the 110,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association. A lawyer and former teacher, Toner was elected MTA president after serving for four years as the association’s vice president. He took office on July 15, 2010. From 1993 to 2001, Toner taught social studies and reading to seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Harrington Elementary School in Cambridge. During his time there, he was responsible for a seventh-grade inclusion classroom and operated before-school and after-school homework programs. He also served as acting assistant principal and belonged to both the Extended Day Planning Committee and the Student Support Team. In 2001, Toner was elected president of the Cambridge Teachers Association, a post he held for five years. Toner was recently named a Teacher Leader Fellow by the Aspen Institute, and he has been appointed to the NEA Joint Committee on Leading the Profession by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.