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Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development


National Math and Science Initiative


Paul Duchene is the vice president of talent and organizational development for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). Paul oversees all aspects of recruiting, retaining and developing NMSI’s greatest asset: its people. Paul has been working at NMSI since February 2017 and is currently spearheading NMSI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.

Before NMSI, Paul worked with New Leaders as a senior director of talent management in which he oversaw the talent acquisition function for the organization. He has also worked at Reasoning Mind as a director of talent development where he built talent functions from the ground up. Paul spent almost seven years working at The New Teacher Project (TNTP). During his tenure at TNTP, Paul oversaw recruitment for the state of Texas, launched the Fort Worth Teaching Fellows program as site director, and served as the director of staffing and talent recruitment for TNTP’s national human capital team. Prior to his time at TNTP, he worked as an eighth-grade math teacher at Austin Independent School District where his passion for influencing education at a macro level was ignited.

Paul holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and is a senior certified professional through the Society for Human Resource Management. He resides in Austin, Texas, with his husband, Michael, and their dog, Roscoe.