Tom Boland is an Elementary School Teacher and Professional Learning Consultant. Throughout his teaching career, Tom has taught grades K through 8, been a Special Education Teacher and worked as a Student Achievement Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Education. As a consultant, he has supported schools, boards and education councils across Canada, primarily with respect to math content and instruction. Tom's passion for genuinely caring for all kids is the foundation of his teaching and consulting practice. He believes that kindness and caring are the keys to supporting optimal student well-being and achievement. When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his husband Todd, their 5 children and their 2 grandchildren Jack and Cash.