Paul was a 2009 Philadelphia Teach For America Corps member. Paul taught six years in Philadelphia, PA teaching a 5th grade all-inclusive classroom, and two years in Chula Vista, CA teaching a 6th grade math class. Paul received his B.A in Elementary Education specializing in Early Childhood Education from Temple University, and his M.S. Ed. in Urban Education and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. Before becoming a teacher, Paul spent eight years in the Marine Corps, where he traveled extensively and learned invaluable leadership skills.