The Provincial Bargaining Team is appointed by the BCTF Executive Committee (EC) to represent members during negotiations with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). The Bargaining Team is tasked with writing proposals that outline improvements we are seeking to our collective agreements. These proposals are presented at the bargaining table and are negotiated with representatives from BCPSEA, who bargain on behalf of school districts.
Sherry Dittrick (she/her)
Currently I am the local president in Comox. I have previously served as vice-president/bargaining chair, health and safety chair, and member-at-large on our local executive. For six years, I facilitated BCTF health and safety workshops and was a member of the Health and Safety Advisory Committee. My teaching experience spans K–9 as a music and classroom generalist. In 2017 I taught in NSW, Australia on an exchange. I love travelling. In my free time I am usually hiking or backpacking or renovating a cottage. I am thrilled to be a member of this team!
Clint Johnston (he/him)
I’m Clint Johnston, living on stolen Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land, First Vice-President of the BCTF. I taught elementary students in Chilliwack prior to becoming local president, then BCTF member-at-large, then second VP. Currently I’m also serving my fifth year as a Canadian Teachers’ Federation vice-president, a role I enjoy. I’ve bargained locally, on provincial LOUs, and as employer with staff at both the BCTF and CTF. Interestingly, my teaching started with five years in England, where two of my five children were born; three attend K–12 currently, one lives in London, and one attends University in Montréal.
Tammy McKinley (she/her)
Robin Tosczak (she/her)
I have been a teacher since 1997 and have taught in Alexis Creek, Kitimat, Fort Nelson, and Chilliwack. My training includes a Bachelor of Elementary Education as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I have been very active in my local for the past 18 years and have held several roles: treasurer, vice-president, PD chair, LR, and bargaining chair. Provincially I have been a member of Women in Negotiations for two years and the Working and Learning Conditions/Bargaining Advisory Committee for three years. I am looking forward to the opportunity to represent members at the provincial bargaining table.
Since I started teaching 11 years ago, I’ve been actively involved in the union. Locally, I’ve served in many roles in the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, including grievance officer, health and safety officer, bargaining team, and pretty much all the committees. Currently I’m the full-time first vice-president, on leave from an elementary literacy and ELL position in Victoria (hello, Strawberry Vale colleagues!). Provincially, I’ve been a member-at-large on the Executive Committee since 2016, and I’m looking forward to working with members to secure the best deal possible in this round.
Carla Wilson (she/her)
I am a teacher and union activist in Nelson, BC. I have a BA from UVic, a B.Ed. from Laval, and a graduate diploma and Master’s degree from VIU. I have taught everything from primary grades through Grade 12 and beyond (including DL). Most of my career has been spent in French immersion classes or teaching senior English courses. I have been the president of Local 07 for the past three years and prior to that held various union positions and sat on several provincial committees. I love writing, dancing, music, photography, travel, the outdoors, and my puppy.
Sarah York (she/her)
I acknowledge that the lands on which I work, play, and learn are on the shared unceded traditional territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht Nations. I am currently a food studies teacher in Port Alberni. I have taught students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in mostly small and smaller towns. I’ve also taught science and math, PE, inclusive education, foods, textiles, and career life education. I’ve been a school staff rep since 2015. In my local, I have held various roles, including secretary-treasurer and health and safety chair, and am currently the social justice co-chair. I have been a local rep and am currently a member of the Working and Learning Conditions/Bargaining Advisory Committee and the Women in Negotiations cadre.
Deb Morran is currently a staff member in the Field Service Division (FSD) with responsibilities to support provincial bargaining. Her role is to advise the team, provide support at the bargaining table, and to liase on bargaining matters with staff in other divisions. Deb has worked in FSD for the past six years and prior to that was a local president in Mount Arrowsmith on Vancouver Island in Parksville, where she taught middle school for most of her career.