Tara Ehrcke is a teacher, education blogger and activist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has been an executive member of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association for over a decade, serving as president and now as local bargaining chair. She has also been active with the British Columbia Teachers' Federation as a member of the provincial bargaining team, the professional issues advisory committee and currently as a member of the Teacher Newsmagazine editorial committee. She writes regularly for local media and in education and labour publications including Our Schools, Our Selves, Our Times, Teacher Newsmagazine, and rankandfile.ca. Staffroom Confidential covers education issues in B.C., Canada and the world with a critical perspective of a classroom teacher and rank-and-file union activist. Follow her on Twitter @TaraEhrcke.