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Erika Boas is the head of English and literacy at Ogilvie High School in Hobart and has been teaching for 12 years. She has served on the executive committee of the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE) and as secretary and editor of the association’s journal EduTATE, and in August 2012 was elected as the association’s president. Erika has led professional learning across her state and has presented at both state and national conferences, as well as in the USA. She has a passion for engaging students through inquiry-based pedagogies and has authored a number of inquiry-based units and sequences. She is co-author (with Professor Jeffrey Wilhelm and Peggy Jo Wilhelm) of a book for teachers entitled Inquiring Minds Learn to Read and Write.